Fresh flower deliveries liven up spaces, adding color, fragrance, and beauty. They also
remind people of gifted sentiments, from well wishes and declarations of love to
congratulations and birthday greetings.
Keeping fresh flowers around uplifts moods and enhances spaces in seconds. Extend
the life of your delivered flowers by avoiding these four mistakes and enjoy the
many benefits of a thriving bouquet.
1. Not Giving Your Stems a Fresh Cut
Flower stems are essential to a flower’s survival. They provide support and transport
water and minerals to the bulb. After flowers separate from their mother plant, their
exposed stems seal themselves shut for protection. They preserve any stored water
and nutrients and prevent unwanted bacteria from entering their major internal systems.
Not giving your delivered flowers a trim is like denying them food and water, causing
them to wilt and die faster. Snip the ends of your flowers before placing them in the
vase to reopen their stems and allow them to absorb some much-needed nutrients.
2. Using Hot or Warm Water
Water is essential for the survival of all living species. However, this lifesaver quickly
becomes a villain when sporting the wrong temperatures. Hot water will burn your
flowers, expediting the wilting process and shortening their lifespans. Use cold or room-
temperature water to keep your flowers refreshed, hydrated, and in full bloom for longer.
3. Not Refreshing the Vase Water
Vase water gets dirty quickly. It collects the discharge from the flowers, like
decomposing leaves and petals. As a still body of water, vase water also makes a great
breeding place for biofilms, bacteria, and fungi.
Not refreshing the water for your flowers allows bacteria and mold to continue breeding
and spread to the plant, further decreasing your flowers’ longevity. Switch out the water
in your flower vases regularly to keep them clean and provide your flowers with ideal
4. Starving Your Flowers
Like many living things, flowers need food and water to survive. Flowers get their
nutrients and food supply from the soil and nearby surroundings when planted in the
ground or attached to the mother plant. A vase limits the natural supply of nutrient
Not providing any supplemental food to your bouquets starves them, causing the
flowers to wilt and lose sustenance faster. Add flower food to your water to keep your
fresh-cut bouquets healthy. You can buy flower food from your local florist or make it
using bleach or white vinegar, lemon juice, and sugar.
Avoid these four mistakes when preserving your flower deliveries and extend their
lives with some proper love and care. Making sure you provide your bouquets with
some survival necessities maintains their color, liveliness, beauty, and fragrance. It also
allows you to make the most of your flower deliveries and all that they bring to your life
Treat the people in your life with their own fresh flower bouquet with a Beaverton flower
delivery. We offer many floral arrangements that are worth keeping around for a long