Fresh and always beautiful flowers: here is the florists’ secret to making them last 30 days without wilting. Let’s discover the nurseryman’s trick.

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One of the problems we face when buying fresh flowers is maintaining them without letting them wither. There are some small precautions and tricks to use to prevent fresh flowers from wilting. Not everyone is aware of the fact that there are secrets that only florists can know and implement to prevent fresh flowers from deteriorating.

How is it possible to keep the freshness of newly purchased flowers intact ? There are some good rules to follow that allow the life of flowers to last longer. Only if well cared for does our flower bouquet last a long time. With adequate care from the nurseryman or florist it is possible not to let the bouquet of fresh flowers wither. Let’s see how to prolong the freshness of flowers.

Fresh flowers for longer: how to keep them?

As soon as we buy fresh flowers it is necessary to immediately put them in a clean vase with a little fresh water, which must wet the stem halfway. The stem must have been cut transversely three centimeters from the bottom. This allows for greater water absorption. If the flower has only one bud, it is necessary to cut it only when the bud is open. When placing the flowers in the vase it is good advice not to immerse the greenery in water, but it is necessary to remove the leaves and prevent the flower stems from rotting.

The water in the vase must be changed regularly so that it does not become putrefied. The advice is to change it every 48 hours.

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Florists recommend using lukewarm water, never too cold and never too hot. To ensure the right nourishment for cut flowers, it is a good idea to add a teaspoon of sugar to the water. Florists recommend always removing dried leaves and flowers and cutting the stems at an inclination of forty-five degrees in order to allow the flowers to absorb greater water.

It is best to place the vase of cut flowers in a cool environment and never near heat sources which can wither the leaves and speed up their deterioration. Florists recommend placing the vase of cut flowers outside, or on the balcony, so that it benefits from natural air and sunlight.

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Fresh flowers: how to maintain them with natural remedies?

Among the natural remedies to contribute to the good maintenance of fresh cut flowers is to use half an Aspirin tablet . The important thing is to dissolve only half a tablet in water as a whole tablet could contribute to the stem and greenery drying out. To reduce the bacterial load that could form inside the jar, it is a good idea to add two drops of wine vinegar and a little lemon juice, without exaggerating too much.

Every time you proceed to change the water in the vase, it is a good idea to clean the sides of the vase by passing a sponge moistened with a little bicarbonate of soda and lemon. This helps reduce the formation of bacteria on the walls in the vessel. A good preservative to use to polish the leaves is one based on lemon juice and sugar.

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Thanks to these simple gardener tricks you will be able to keep the flowers fresh and intact for a long time, as if they had just been purchased or received.