Tips On Caring For Your Cut Flowers

 


Article by: Gerry T. Belvedere

Imagine it's a special occasion and you've just received a glorious bunch of roses. , Keeping the Balance of Nature: Pond Water Maintenance You put them in your best vase and you stand back to admire them. You'd love to make them last as long as you possibly can, but other than keeping them out of direct sunlight, you're not sure what to do.

Here are some tips , Conservation on how to , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest! extend the shelf life of your roses:

1. Remove the roses , Asian Lily Beetles - A New Garden Threat from the vase and put them in a temporary container.

2. Clean the vase by washing it thoroughly in water , Pruning Weeping Cherry Trees and Other Grafted and Budded Plants with household , Finding the Right Landscaping Company bleach.

3. Fill the vase with fresh water , Growing A Brush Cherry Bonsai In Your Garden and add a half teaspoon of household , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest! bleach for each litre (16 fluid ounces) of water. , Gardening Supplies

4. Remove your roses , Automate Your Lawn Work from their temporary container and lay them flat , How to Buy a Porch Swing on a counter top.

5. Remove any leaves which will show below the waterline in the vase.

6. Cut about 20 mm (3/4 inch) from the base of each stem immediately before placing it in the vase. This removes any air , Winterizing Your Roses bubbles.

7. Don't place roses , Add Some Enchantment To Your Backyard With A Garden Gazebo in drafts or direct sunlight, or near fruit, , No Dig Gardens - How to Build One heaters, TVs or refrigerators.

8. Change , Lawn Mower Guide - How to Prepare your Lawn Mower for the Season the water , February in the Garden daily to extend the vase life of your roses. , Garden Room Boundaries...

Freshly picked roses , Conservation can last up to two weeks with a little extra care.

Enjoy!
Gerry Belvedere is a former artist who now runs her own online florist , Lawn Mower Guide - How to Prepare your Lawn Mower for the Season service at http://www.rosaflora-flowers.com. Rosaflora delivers flowers , Man Made Puddle Australia wide and overseas and offers tips , February in the Garden on getting the most out of your cut flowers. , Healthy Soils Equal Bountiful Harvest!

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