tricks and secrets  to take care of  your RAW

FIRST CARE

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.

ONGOING CARE

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, 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.

 

Al fresco

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.

VASE LIFE

Each flower is different and for this reason inside a bouquet there will be flowers that last longer and others less. Bulbous spring flowers such as daffodils and tulips are generally less resistant than autumnal flowers which last almost twice as long. In summer the flowers suffer from the heat, while in winter the cool climate keeps them better.

Average vase life

The indication of the duration is an example and can vary based on external elements.

 

  • ammi majus [summer] 3-5 days - excellent for drying!

  • agrostemma [summer] 2-4 days

  • amaranthus [summer-fall] 5-7 days - use the boling water technic when flopping

  • basil [summer] 10-14 days - use the boling water technic when flopping

  • carnation [all year] 7-9 days

  • celosia [summer] 6-8 days - excellent for drying!

  • cornflower [spring - summer] 3-5 days

  • cosmos [summer] 3-5 days

  • chamomile [spring-summer] 4-6 days

  • chrysanthemums [autumn] 8-10 days

  • daffodils [spring] 3-5 days

  • dahlia [summer-fall] 5-7 days

  • gerbera [spring-summer] 8-10 days

  • helichrysum [summer] 3-5 days - excellent for drying!

  • hydrangea [summer] 6-7 days

  • limonium [spring-summer] 8-10 days - excellent for drying!

  • nigella [spring-summer] 2-4 days - excellent for drying!

  • phlox [summer] 2-4 days

  • roses [spring] 4-6 days

  • scabious [summer] 5-7 days

  • snapdragon [spring-summer] 5-6 days

  • statice [summer] 7-9 days

  • sweet pea [spring] 3-5 days

  • tulips [spring] 5-7 days

  • zinnia [summer] 4-6 days - excellent for drying!

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