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Bright and Bubbly or Serious and Somber: Creating Floral Moods

Welcome to my blog. I have always been interested in how flowers can help to create certain feelings. For example, they can brighten up a room, offer an apology to a loved one, comfort someone who is grieving or serve a number of other roles. In this blog, I hope to start on that topic, and then, I plan to write about flowers from a range of other angles as well. If you're shopping for flowers, planning an event with flowers or just interested in learning more, this blog is for you. I hope that you enjoy my posts, and that they guide you to the best floral arrangements Thanks for reading!

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3 Tips for Making Flowers Last Longer

by Miguel Shelton

Are you wondering about what you can do to preserve the flowers that you intend to deliver to someone who is located far from where you stay? Read on and discover some tips that will make that bouquet of flowers last despite the distance over which it is transported.

Select Thick Flowers

Not all types or varieties of flowers will last for the same duration without wilting under the same conditions. The first step towards delivering a bouquet that will last therefore involves selecting those types that stand a higher chance of lasting longer. How can you identify them? Look at the stems and petals. Flowers which have small petals may not last as long as those with thicker petals. Thicker stems also enable flowers to last longer. Avoid selecting flowers that have delicate stems and petals. Opt for varieties, such as lilies and carnations, with thick petals and stems.

Keep Stems On

You can also increase the expected life of the bouquet by ordering flowers that are still attached to their stems instead of those that have been removed from the stem. Stems help the flowers to last for longer. This is because the stems contain some moisture that the flowers can still access to stay alive. The stems can also absorb more moisture when the flowers are placed in a vase. Flowers without stems lose moisture and wilt quickly. It is hard to keep them hydrated if they don't have stems that you can dip in the water.

Use Floral Food

You can also ask the florist to prepare for you a cocktail of floral food which you will use to keep the flowers alive for a longer time. That floral food usually contains several vital ingredients. For example, it includes substances that will prevent microbes from growing in the water that you intend to put into the flower vase. Microbial growth accelerates flower rotting. Another critical constituent of the floral food is nutrients that will keep the flowers nourished during transportation or when placed in a vase. That constant nutrition prevents the flowers from starving and drying out. They will therefore last longer than flowers given plain water without any added nutrients.

Talk to a flower delivery professional about any other techniques that you can implement to prolong the life of those flowers during transportation and after delivery. Adhere to those suggestions so that you avoid the disappointment of seeing those flowers wilting too soon.

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