How To Preserve Fresh Flowers
There are so many reasons to know how to preserve fresh flowers. If you bring them home to your girlfriend, fiancee or wife, you want to make sure that they last as long as possible. The longer they are living, the longer they stay out for her to see. The longer she sees them, the more she is reminded of something nice that you did for her. It is in your best interest to learn how to preserve fresh flowers.
You will need:
- a vase
- clear soda
- Cut the bottoms of the stems. Right after you present them to her, you want to begin to preserve the fresh flowers. Before doing anything else, take the time to make a diagonal cut at the bottom of each stem. It may help to have the vase out to get an idea of how much you want to cut.
- Add water to the vase until it is not quite halfway full. If the fresh flowers that you purchased came with any type of plant food, now is the time to open the package and add it to the water. It might help to use something to stir the mixture.
- Add some clear soda to the water. To add to the overall allure of the arrangement, you can also add a soda with a pink hue. This makes the fresh flowers stand out even more.
- Place the flowers next to the vase. Try to see the water level in comparison to the flowers. You want to remove any of the leaves that will fall below the water line. This will prevent the vase from turning into a smelly mess and preserve the fresh flowers longer.
- Gently add the flowers to the vase. If you notice that there are leaves in the water, just take that fresh flower out, remove the leaves, and place it back in with the others.
- You can preserve fresh flowers longer if you check on the water and change it everyday. Remember to add a little clear (or pink soda) every time. When you see some of the flowers beginning to go bad, remove them or cut them back.
By using this method of how to preserve fresh flowers, you are able to keep out the reminder of what a great guy you are for longer.