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How to care for fresh-cut flowers

by webdev

October 29, 2010

Many people would love to always have a fresh bouquet of beautiful blooms around their homes. However, flowers seem to wither almost as soon as they are placed in a vase. To be able to enjoy your flowers for as long as possible, has a few tips on caring for bouquets.

If you are using flowers from the garden, mix perennials and annuals together in the bouquet. Before you place them in a vase, remove any outer petals that may be bruised to allow the other petals to open, and cut leaves that can fall below the water line in order to minimize bacterial growth.

Often, a drop of bleach and some flower food added to the vase's water will help keep the flowers alive longer, suggests the news source.

If you send flowers to a loved one, advise them to trim one inch off the stem whilst the bouquet is submerged under water. Roses, tulips, lilies and carnations should be trimmed every three days.

Keeping flowers at home can do more than beautify a room. According to, the smell of flowers can suppress your appetite and help curb overeating.


This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.


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