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How To Make Flowers Last Longer

Whether you have received flowers to mark a special moment or have brought a bouquet into your home as a gift to yourself, it’s natural to want to make your arrangement last longer. Part of what makes flowers so special is that they don’t last forever, but these easy tips will help you enjoy the fresh vibrancy of your blooms for a few extra days.

Cut and Prune

The first thing you should do when you bring cut flowers home is to cut the stems. Using sharp shears, cut one or two inches of the stem off. Cut at an angle so that the stem isn’t sitting flat on the bottom of your vase – this will help your flowers take in more water.

By trimming your flowers every few days, you can continue to keep them looking fresh.

You should also remove any leaves that are touching the water. This will help your bouquet look much nicer as well as prevent bacterial growth. Each day, you should check your flowers for dead or loose leaves and remove them.

Share Your Soda

The sugar in soda helps blossoms last longer, but you don’t need to pour a whole can of Sprite into your vase! Using less than half a cup of soda and filling the rest with water is more than enough to keep your flowers fresh. Plus, this has the added benefit of helping your flowers smell even sweeter.

Keep in mind that you should also be changing the water for your arrangement every two days, so you will need to add more soda each time you change the water.

Keep Your Flowers In Cooler Areas of Your Home

Cut flowers love cooler temperatures. Keeping your flowers away from warmer areas in your home, especially away from the heat of direct sunlight, will help them last longer.

Order From A Trusted Florist

There is a reason flowers from a florist last longer than a bouquet that you get from the grocery store.

In addition to having the proper tools to keep flowers looking their best, a store that is dedicated to flowers is going to have better conditions so you get the best quality flowers when you order your arrangement.

Shop for your next beautiful arrangement from Phulero Dola here.

Bringing Nature Home

The beauty and symbolism of flowers and plants have always evoked a deep emotional response from people of all cultures.

They are dulcet emblems of the natural world. A world that increasingly calls to our inner psychic need for connection to the natural rhythms of life as expressed so eloquently and beautifully in the entire life cycle of flowers and plants.

Like the ancient Chinese who could contemplate the whole cosmos embodied in a few blossoms or branch – or the traditional Japanese “tokonoma” a niche built specifically to display a carefully designed flower arrangement and calligraphic scroll for meditation and contemplation. We have come to know what every avid gardener knows – flowers and plants not only feed the senses but the more importantly, the soul.

In the present day, modern high-tech environments that we work and live in, there is a special need to bring natures peace, beauty and nourishing qualities into them.

Most experts now agree that indoor air pollution is a major problem.

Building managers, architects and engineers are more and more diligently monitoring mechanical components, design elements using carpets, paints and furnishings with lower emissions, and working to ensure movement of air throughout buildings to become environmentally more responsible.

…… A further step would be to include the design of foliage and floral plants into each building to help provide an environment that mimics the way that nature cleans the earth’s atmosphere. Not only is it pleasing aesthetically but would significantly contribute in ensuring healthy air quality as plants remove toxins from the indoor environment.

“Green buildings” are becoming more popular. Studies of interactions between plants and people have provided overwhelming evidence that plants have a measurable beneficial effect on people and the spaces they inhabit.

All forms of life weave an intricate web of interdependency upon one another.

Plants and flowers do not merely please our eyes with colour and our mouths with delicious fruits but they selflessly and silently eat up what is impure an injurious to ourselves in the atmosphere.

Ottawa Flowers

Welcome to Phulerodola – An Ottawa Flowers expert and Ottawa Florist

We provide local delivery throughout greater Ottawa area, which includes: Downtown, Kanata, Nepean, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Gloucester and Orleans. We also deliver flowers to areas in Gatineau, Quebec which are in close proximity to Ottawa. All delivery prices are determined by postal code.

If you are looking to have flowers delivered within the Ottawa area – Phulerodola will help in all aspects of choice and ensure your flowers is delivered.

You can give us a call or visit our Ottawa Flower Store in Person.