tricks and secrets to take care of your RAW
EXTRA CARE FOR THIS WEEK'S FLOWERS
E U P H O R B I A
Its leaves are poisonous, if you touch them do not rub your eyes, nose and mouth and wash your hands immediately.
P E O N I E S
Some buds may be more closed than others, if above the flower you feel that the petals have a sticky patina the flower will not open, help by opening the first petals manually.
P O P P I E S + O R L A Y A
If the stem becomes soft and bends it is because the flower is not receiving enough water due to the serum it releases and blocks the pathways to absorb moisture. Trim the tip of the stem and use a lighter or dip the tip in boiling water for 10-15 seconds to seal the cut and allow the flower to drink more easily.
B E A R D E D I R I S
The bearded iris is a constantly evolving flower. It arrives home closed and blooms in a few hours. The flower itself does not last more than 2/3 days but on the same stem there are several buds that will bloom at different times. When a flower fades, cut it to let the second flower that hides in the stem bloom.
Put them immediately in water
RAW flowers are transported in water. Most cut flowers are ruined if they remain even an hour out of the water. In the summer it is even more important to hydrate them immediately. Choose a clean pot, half fill it with fresh water and remove the leaves that could come into contact with water to combat the proliferation of bacteria. To give space for the flowers to shine, untie the bouquet.
Sheltered from heat and direct light sources
The flowers in the window are beautiful but they also last very little. Especially in the hot summer hours, be careful not to leave the flowers in the sunlight even for a few hours a day. During the winter, do not place the flower jar over the heater.
Far from fruit
The combination of fruit and flowers was represented by the greatest painters, but the fruit maturing releases a gas that makes the flowers wither faster.
Sheltered from air conditioning and drafts
If we sit under the air conditioning for a few hours we catch a cold. The same happens to the flowers that wilt faster.
Change the water
Change the water and wash the pot also every day in the warmer months and every two in the winter months, bacteria form in the water which accelerate the natural decomposition of the flowers.
Cut the stem
The flowers drink from the tip of the stem, with the days it heals and no longer lets water pass, every two days cut the stem by 2 centimeters to quench your flowers for longer.
Hot water "trick"
Some flowers such as ammi, amaranth, geranium, helleborus, helichrysum, hydrangeas tend to collapse due to lack of water. To heal the stem after cutting it, immerse the tip of the stem in boiling water for 10-15 seconds and immediately put the flowers back in the fresh water.
On cool nights, leave your bouquet outdoors, making sure there is no wind. On warm evenings you can put your bouquet in the refrigerator leaving flowers like zinnias that suffer from the cold outside.