Care Tips For Your Freshly Delivered Flowers

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Did you just receive flowers from a special loved one, a family member, or a friend as a way to say congratulations or thank you? If so, you want to be sure that you know how to care for these freshly delivered flowers. This will ensure that they last a long time in your home before you have to throw them out. Having fresh flowers in the home is a great way to liven up the space and make it feel fresh, as well. This is why you will want to follow these flower care tips:

  • Keep From Extreme Temperatures: Fresh flowers should be kept in room temperature conditions. This means you need to keep them away from drafty areas of the home, as well as away from windows where the sun can heat them up too much. Also, be sure that they are not near the heating or air vents. Keeping fresh flowers near these areas can lead to quick drying out or wilting. 
  • Keep Away from Fruit: Keeping fresh flowers near bowls of fruit can actually be dangerous for the flowers. This is because fruit produces a gas called ethylene, which is extremely damaging to flowers. 
  • Keep in Fresh Water: You should change the water in the vase every day and be sure that the water is fairly full. The flowers will last much longer this way. Dirty water isn't good for the flowers and fresh water provides the best way for the flowers to stay hydrated and appealing. 
  • Remove Any Dead Leaves: If you notice any dead leaves on the flowers, you should pluck them off the stem immediately. This will not only prevent the flowers from looking bad in your home, but it will also prevent the rest of the flowers from dying out as quickly. 
  • Clean the Vase: If you notice, when you change the water out, that there is scum on the sides of the vase, you will need to scrub this out with soap. This will get rid of harmful bacteria that you don't want in the fresh water that you are about to fill the vase with. 
  • Continue to Cut the Stems: Many people think that just by cutting the stems once they first receive the flowers, the flowers will stay fresher. Although this is true, you should also continue to cut the stems regularly so that water can continue to flow through the veins of the flowers easily. 

By following these care tips, you can keep the flowers around for a longer period of time and be able to remember and appreciate the person who gave them to you. For more tips, contact a company like Flowers And Plants.


21 April 2015

Carpet Cleaning Tips And Tricks

Hello, it's Trinity Wilson here and I love cleaning carpets. Having five children gave me a crash course on this fine art. While renting, it's important to keep the carpets free of stains despite the chaos that multiple children bring down after all. I learned how to lift liquids out of the carpet before they could set. I learned how to remove hidden stains well after the kids moved something over the top to cover their crime. I've even taught my kids how to clean stains out of their carpets using both natural and commercial products. I've decided to apply my skills to this website to teach my readers the best ways to approach carpet cleaning. I will share how to clean the carpet by hand, with a machine and even when to hire professionals to get the job done. Welcome to my site, please come by often!