A freshly bloomed flower is always a beautiful sight to behold, so it’s no wonder that people often cannot wait for their plants to flower. Whether you need some bright and beautiful roses to display as a dinner party centerpiece or you just want to snap some pictures to showcase your green thumb, there are a few little tricks that you can use to help your flowers bloom faster.
Tricks of the Trade
The first thing you always want to do with new flowers is cut the stems at an angle and put them in a container with warm water and flower preservatives. Ensure that the water is warm – not lukewarm or hot. Hot water will only result in your precious blooms being damaged. Various flowers, such as Asiatic lilies, will open up quickly only when you place them in warm water, while several other varieties can take as many as several hours or maybe even a week before they open up. This approach also works very well with numerous varieties of roses.
Another trick is to open the blooms manually. Carnations and roses especially may be opened in this fashion.Take some time out to look at the flower and try to observe the way in which the petals get formed. By moving the flower petals gently and one at a time, you can make them look as if they have been opened naturally. The trick lies in doing everything carefully and taking things slow.
Blowing into the flowers is a trick that will require a considerable amount of effort and may not always produce the desired results. You need to practice on more than one occasion in order to really get it right. Roses have been found to be the best candidates for this approach.
Tips for Getting the Perfect Flower Cuts
All of these tricks will be rendered completely ineffective if you fail to cut your flowers in the appropriate manner, so here are some tips for you to follow.
While cut flowers are beautiful and are a surefire way to liven up any space in your home easily, you may not think that it is worth investing time and effort into the process since the flowers will die an inevitable, slow death within a matter of days. What you may not be aware of is that there are plenty of easy tips to help you significantly extend the life of your cut flowers.
1.Ensure the scissors you use are sharp enough.
While it may look like an easy thing to do, you cannot get started on cutting your flowers with just any pair of scissors in the house. You need the sharpest pair for the job since they will allow the stems to receive the maximum possible amount of water. Dull blades will only serve to crush the stems, resulting in the life of your blooms diminishing considerably.
- Cut the flowers during the coolest part of the day.
You should ideally cut flowers when it is cool and dip them into water immediately as this will help improve the bloom time. If you cut the flowers during the hotter hours of the day, it will only result in them getting robbed of a substantial amount of valuable moisture.
- Remember to change the water regularly.
Would you feel nice if you had to drink the same glass of water every single day? Just think of your flowers – this is something they don’t enjoy doing either! Ensure you change the water daily in order to eliminate debris and mold, and help in keeping things as fresh as possible.
By following these simple tips and tricks, you can get your flowers to bloom faster and last longer.