6. Place your arrangement in the best spot
Keeping your cut flowers in the right place can make a significant impact on their life. Place your arrangement in a shaded, cool area that receives indirect sunlight. The colder temperature helps preserve the blooms.
It is also important to keep cut flowers away from fruits in the kitchen or on the table. Believe it or not, fruits and veggies give off ethylene gas which contributes to flowers wilting. A stink bomb if you will. Cut carnations are particularly susceptible to the gas, but one apple won’t kill a whole bunch of flowers. Just don’t set your flowers next to a large bowl of fruit.
Finally, here is your 1/2 tip: If your florist provides a small packet of “flower food” be sure to use it. While the ingredients vary depending on the manufacturer, most contain sugar to feed the flowers, acid to maintain the pH levels of the water, and last a bit of bleach to reduce the number of bacteria and fungi in the vase water. All three help extend the life of the flowers.
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