Flower Tips from Dot Flowers
Revive Your Wilted Flowers in Four Easy Steps!
Did you know you can sometimes bring your wilting roses and flowers back to life? You don't have to be a miracle worker, either! Flowers are mostly water ñ therefore, ensuring your roses and other blooms are adequately hydrated can help perk them up once they've started to fall. Here's how to revive your flowers with a warm water bath:
- Fill a sink or other suitably sized container with fresh, warm water. The temperature should only be about as hot as a relaxing bath. Water that is too hot will shock your flowers and could kill them. Just remember that if it feels nice to you, it will feel great to them!
- Remove your wilted flowers from their vase or floral foam and fully submerge them in the water. While your flowers are submerged, re-groom the stems using a sharp knife to create a diagonal cut at least an inch from the end of the stem. Use our flower grooming tips to make sure your flowers are in the best shape possible.
- Let your flowers soak for 5 minutes to an hour. During this time, you might want to review our flower care tips to ensure your blooms have everything they need for a long life.
- Check your flowers for firmness. Once they're adequately hydrated, return them to a properly prepared vase or their flower foam and enjoy their beauty.
Of course, sometimes a flower has lived for as long as it can. When a flower is simply passed its vase life, this technique won't restore its freshness, but there are plenty of other ways to continue enjoying your flowers. For roses, you can always try our romantic flower uses and for other blooms, there are a bunch of fun floral crafts that can make your flowers last forever. And don't forget, when your flowers start to fade, you can always buy more fresh flowers online from Dot Flowers!