Combine gifts with God's choicest blessings and shower on your
wedding. with happy, prosperous, cheerful, beautiful, and wonderful
life gifts always.
If you have received a bouquet of flowers it is
important that you first cut the stems before putting in water.
Remove leaves that will be below the waterline, leaves in water will
promote bacterial growth. If you have received a flower basket with
floral foam it is advisable to keep the foam soaked with water. Keep
flowers in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, heating or
cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans or on top of televisions
or radiators. Appliances like televisions give off heat causing
flowers to dehydrate. Change water every day.
Most flowers last for four to seven days.
Flowers like orchids
lilies bird of paradise carnations last for a
longer time than
roses gerberas. Also depends on the receiver of how
well they take care of the floral gifts received or purchased. If
you have received
flowers in a vase, the water should be changed
every day, the vase washed with care. Cut stems to half an inch to
one inch at an angle from bottom as this will encourage buds to
drink enough fresh water.
Water used for flowers should be room
temperature. Be sure to have no dead leaves or stems floating in
water, as this will harmful for the flowers. Gerbera stems are
highly susceptible to bacteria blockage, causing their heads to
droop over, so change their water often and replenish their supply
of floral food every 1-2 days. Since they are particularly sensitive
to ethylene gas and bacteria – keep the vase and surrounding area
clean and debris free.
Re cut the stems often will give your roses the
longest vase life.
If your roses begin to wilt, you may be able
to revive them. Trim off about an inch from the bottom of its stem
and then submerge the entire rose under water in a sink or bathtub.
Allow the stem to absorb water for about 20-60 minutes before
returning them to their vase.