Once you receive Adore flower kit, other than fully indulging yourself in the joy and excitement of flower DIY, please always remember that Flower care steps are crucial to ensure a good health of your fresh flowers and give them a long vase life!
Here are a few tips to help you take great care of your lovely flowers of the week!
Tip 1 - Remove leaves and Guard Petals
Remove leaves that you do not need will help reduce the chances of bacteria grow in vase water and also help your flowers get more water
Sometimes you might find your roses with a few petals on the outside that have colors in light green or brown. Those are guard petals helping to protect the flower. You can remove them if you prefer, but leaving them on will not affect the flower life
Tip 2 - Wash stems with running water before cut
Wash the stems with running fresh water can clean up any dust that will potentially pollute your vase water
Tip 3 - Always cut stems at 45° angel
Cutting them at an angel can help your flowers absorb more water no matter in the vase or flower foam!
Tip 4 - Use flower food in vase or flower foam
When using a vase and water to hold flowers, always add flower food in the water to ensure long vase life
When using flower foam, always mix flower food with water before you drop the foam to absorb
Tip 5 - Add a drop of bleach
Adding a drop of bleach into the water right before putting you flowers in will help inhibit bacteria growth
Tip 6 - Vase water level: 1/3 to 1/2
If you are using vase and water, the water level in your vase usually should be at 1/3 to 1/2 of the vase height
Tip 7 - Change water & Cut stems every 2-3 days
Change water every 2-3 days and cut flower stems by at least a half inch when changing water to ensure smooth water absorb
If you are using flower foam, make sure your foam is wet through the week by adding water when needed
Tip 8 - Keep your flowers away from....
Keep you flowers away from any cold or heat sources, bright light, fruit or vegetables
Use the above tips to get started with your flower care journey! We will share some more really soon! Do not forget to share your design on instagram with #AdoreWhatIJustMade to win free flowers!