Great Life Span Tips For Cut-Flowers August 25, 2015 05:40

When it's time to get that special someone a gift for their precious occasion, nothing satisfies like a cut-flower arrangement.  The beauty of red roses, the purity of white peonies, and the joy of sunflowers can surely bring a smile to their face.  Cut-flowers have become a vital part of many holidays that we come to deeply love.  No matter where you are, most of everyone is going to buy some flowers.

One of the challenges of cut-flowers is the length of time the bouquet remains beautiful after you buy them. It does no good for the flowers to look good one day and be withered the next.  You desire your recipient to enjoy them as long as possible.  Below are some great tips on how to double lifespan of your floral arrangement.

Use a clean vase. Two of the enemies of lasting flowers are bacteria and drought.  Therefore, you want to begin with a clean vase. Scrub your vase with soap and hot water, rinse and fill with tap water.  Then, add 1/4 teaspoon of liquid bleach per quart.  This combats bacteria and fungus growth, yet at the same time, doesn't harm the flowers.

Keep leaves from below the waterline.   This is a great tip because sometimes we can just leave broken leaves in the water thinking it is doing no harm. Actually, submerged leaves rot, promoting bacteria and algae growth that shortens your flowers' life span.

Condition the stems.  Before plunging the stems into your vase of water, cut the stems at a forty-five-degree angle to allow for the greatest amount of water to be absorbed.  It conditions the flowers to absorb new water.

Change the water every day.  This keeps the water for your flowers free of bacteria.

Even with all these tips to to make your cut-flowers last, it always helps to have most freshest and high quality flowers to begin with.  You can turn to no other than SoCal Petals for those premium cut-flowers that you are panting for!  As a nationally-recognized Master Florist, SoCalPetals has an array of wonderful, modern bouquet designs and styles that you will absolutely love. Our professional designers have over 50 years of combined experience and have perfected their craft to deliver exceptional floral arrangements each and every time. 

The Los Angeles Florist prides itself on not only creating beautiful floral arrangements, but also making sure that they are delivered fast.  We offer same-day delivery up to 3pm for only $11.99 and next-day delivery for $9.99.  With managing and delivering all of our bouquets, we position ourselves to have ownership of all deliveries to assure that your bouquet arrives fresh and on time.  Our same-day delivery is available throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County area, therefore we can provide you with a Irvine Flower Delivery or West Los Angeles Flower Delivery right to your front door.

SoCal Petals can custom-design your arrangement as well.  Whether you place your order online or you call to share what you're looking for, just tell us what you need and our skilled designers will create a bouquet according to your dollar value.  From $40 and up, SoCal Petals can satisfy with an original, unique floral arrangement with all the flowers your recipients enjoys!  With the tips the double the life span of the bouquet, they can have them a lot longer also.  SoCal Petals wants to be a part of your moments and help them last. For your flowers and assorted gifts, call SoCal Petals today!

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