Cut flowers in a vase are a beautiful decoration for any room. What should be done to make them last longer?
Cut flowers in a vase add charm and elegance to any room. Unfortunately they often quickly lose their original shine. If they are properly cared for, they will last longer.
It is worth buying flowers in florists, because they are properly cared for. Thanks to that they will survive in a vase longer than those flowers from the supermarket.
To enjoy beauty of flowers in a room longer, it is worth to follow several rules.
The least long-lasting flowers in the garden are the marsh flowers, forget-me-nots, field poppies, and lilies. They wilt within hours of being cut. Fragrant peas and garden pinks, among others, will survive a few days in the vase. Roses, dahlias, peonies, lilies and tulips, among others, will keep for about a week. Bearded carnations, levconias and gladioli, among others, will keep for about 3 weeks in a vase. You can enjoy chrysanthemums the longest, about a month.
Some flowers of ornamental shrubs can also be cut to vase, but even with proper care they will last only a few days in a vase.
The durability of flowers is affected not only by the species, but also by the time of cutting. It is best to carry them out in the early morning or late evening. An important factor is the stage of development. It is best to cut flowers that have just started to bloom. After cutting, put them in water right away.
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