Flowers can brighten a room instantly. I always feel more relaxed and content when I have fresh flowers in the house. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and if you know a few tips and tricks your flowers can look freshly cut for a couple of weeks.
Here I will share how I go about arranging and keeping my flowers fresh.
What you’ll need:
-Bunch of flowers (I do buy mine from the supermarket. I just choose a colour pallet I like)
-1 litre warm water
Pour water and plant food into your vase and stir.
Unwrap your flowers and cut off any leaves under the waterline, then cut at least a cm off the bottom of each stem.
Group them into verities.
I started with carnations, these ‘bulk out’ the bunch. Place them evenly around the outer circle of the vase.
Next roses. Put them in-between the carnations. At this point I take a step back, look at the flowers to see if anything is uneven. I usually cut the roses so they are only slightly lower then the carnations.
Next I use a ‘feature’ stem, in this case gypsophila and place it right in the middle.
Also it lasts forever if you dry it.
Display your flowers somewhere they can get some sun, but not direct sun and they’ll last for a least a week.
You may be able to get another week and a half out of them by changing the water after the 1st week. Fill with clean warm water and stir in 2 teaspoons of sugar. Place your flowers back in and enjoy for a bit longer!