Flower Tips from Dot Flowers
Location, Location, Location!
- Finding the right spot for your bouquet isn't simply a matter of matching your flowers to your decor. To keep your flowers looking their best, keep them in a cool area away from drafts and direct sunlight. Although many people like to place their flowers on top of TVs or other appliances, electronics emit heat that will dehydrate your blooms and produce rapid wilting. Vents and ceiling fans can also wreck havoc on even the most hardy bouquet. A temperature of between 65 ñ 72 degrees Fahrenheit suits most flowers.
- Ripening fruit and dying flowers produce ethylene gas, which will damage your bouquet. Don't place your arrangement near any aging organic material, and be sure to remove any blooms that begin to go bad. Other environmental pollutants, like smoke or exhaust, are equally detrimental to flowers, and should be avoided whenever possible.
All Good Things Must Come To An End . . .
Remember, flowers are living, breathing, drinking things. Following our flower care tips will help you give your flowers everything they need for a happy life, increasing their longevity and ensuring you get the maximum amount of joy from their beauty. It's important to note that some flowers require extra special care, so we suggest you read our flower specific care tips, too. Of course, a cut flower's vase life can only be so long, no matter how well you care for it. And honestly, that's one of the best things about flowers ñ they always give you an excuse to buy fresh flowers. For some interesting ways to make use of your flowers once their vase life has expired, read our articles on pressing flowers and on flower crafts.