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5 Expert Tips to Extend the Life of Your Blooms

5 Expert Tips to Extend the Life of Your Blooms

Posted on April 22 2024, By: David Lugo

Welcome to the Andes Blossom blog, where we share insider tips to help you get the most out of your floral purchases. Today, we're diving into the art of flower care. By following these five simple steps, you can ensure your beautiful blossoms stay fresh and vibrant for as long as possible.

Tip 1: Trim Those Stems

Just like us, flowers need a good trim now and then. Using sharp scissors or garden shears, cut about half an inch off the stems at a 45-degree angle. This increases the surface area for water intake and prevents the ends from sitting flat at the bottom of the vase, ensuring your flowers get the hydration they need.

Tip 2: Water Wisely

Fill your vase with room-temperature water and add a packet of flower food. If you don't have flower food, a pinch of sugar and a couple of drops of bleach can be a great substitute to nourish your flowers and keep the water clean. Change the water every two days to keep bacteria at bay.

Tip 3: Avoid Direct Sunlight

While blooms love the sun, direct sunlight can accelerate their demise. Place your flowers in a cool spot away from direct heat or light sources to slow down the wilting process.

Tip 4: Mind the Drafts

Just like sunlight, too much air – whether hot or cold – can shorten your flowers' lifespan. Keep your arrangements away from windows, fans, or vents to avoid rapid dehydration.

Tip 5: Love Your Leftovers

When your flowers start to wilt, don't throw them away! Dried flowers have their own rustic charm. Hang them upside down in a dry, dark place, and in a couple of weeks, you'll have a beautiful dried bouquet perfect for any décor.

There you have it, five easy steps to keep your flowers flourishing longer. At Andes Blossom, we're committed to providing not just the freshest, but also the most enduring blooms for every occasion. Visit our ecommerce store and explore the Spectrum Collection for an array of flowers that bring lasting beauty to your space.