Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Don't Throw Those Valentines Flowers Away

If you are one of the lucky ones to receive Roses for Valentines Day I'm sure you will want to hold on to them as long as possible.  Taking the proper steps will preserve your flowers the maximum amount of time.  It is possible to hold on to the blossoms for 10 or more days.

First start with a vase that has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, not just rinsed.  Removing all bacteria from your container will help insure that your flowers are not being contaminated.  Stems should be cut at an angle making it easier for water to travel up the stalk to the bloom.  Remove any leaves that will sit below the water.  They will deteriorate quickly causing