Valentine's Day is one of those mesmerizing days that everyone admires and wants to keep long. Though keeping the Day is impossible, we can save the memories and the received flowers as well. On this Day, flowers are the gift you will surely receive. One of the beautiful, fragrant, and emotional gifts we want to keep for a long time.
However, one of the downsides of flowers is that they last less time than we would like. In today's blog, I will discuss the ways to preserve the flowers you'll receive on Valentine's Day so that you can increase the longevity of the beautiful flowers you receive.
Choosing the right flowers is vital to make the flowers sustainable. Flowers that have not fully bloomed yet are more likely to last longer than those already in full bloom. If you're buying flowers for Valentine's Day, look for flowers in the early stages of blooming. This way, the flowers will have a longer time to bloom and enjoy.
Once you have chosen the right flowers, it is vital to properly prepare them for display. The first step is to cut the stems at a diagonal angle, which allows for better water absorption. Additionally, it helps to settle down the flowers inside the vase.
Another crucial thing is the clean water. The water you pour and the vase contain should be clean. Because, dirty water may retard the growth. Therefore, cleaning the vase and changing the water every two to three days is essential.
There are some preservatives available on the market that can help you to preserve the flowers. Floral preservatives are a combination of nutrients and antibiotics designed to keep the flowers fresh and healthy. They are usually added to the water in the vase and can be found at most florists or online.
Using preservatives needs some extra care and management. Mostly the packet containing preservatives contains the instructions as well.
Flowers also need to be kept in the right environment to preserve them. They need to be somewhere cool and where the sun won’t come directly. Direct sunlight can cause the flowers to wilt and dry out quickly, while drafts can cause them to lose their shape and color. Flowers should keep from heat and humidity, as these can cause mold and bacteria to grow.
Another way to preserve flowers is to dry them. Drying flowers can be a fun and creative way to preserve the beauty of your flowers. When drying flowers, you can hang them upside down in a cool, dry place or press them between the pages of a book. Once dried, you can use the flowers to make wreaths, potpourri, or other crafts.
In conclusion, preserving flowers may have some challenges. But with the proper techniques and care, it's possible to enjoy your Valentine's Day flowers for longer.
Remember to choose the right flowers, properly prepare them, use floral preservatives, keep them in the right environment, and consider drying them. By following these tips, you'll be able to preserve the beauty and memories of your Valentine's Day flowers for years to come.