Whatever room in the house, the installation of a well-groomed vase immediately gives a special aura to the decoration. Not to mention the pleasant aroma that fills the place and warms our hearts. So much so, that we are already worried about seeing these flowers wither so quickly. To maintain the lush effect of your bouquet, there is indeed a common mistake to stop making.
Do not keep the flowers next to the fruits!
No, flowers and fruit don’t always mix! Experts agree that you should never let your flowers bloom along with certain fruits, such as bananas, pears, and apples. In fact, since these cultivars are in the process of maturation, they may therefore affect the flowering process, due to the ethylene gas they produce. The aging of the petals after this will be premature. So don’t get used to linking them together. Even if it is tempting to install a fruit plate on the living room table to spoil your guests. In that case, immediately consider moving the vase away!
Vinegar and sugar, the winning combination
This is a wonderful moment of joy: you come home and immediately admire these fresh and fragrant flowers that add a lush touch to the room. However, the sad truth is that it is fading away day by day. To delay dying, as their petals will begin to fall off, try this very ingenious trick from florists to make your flowers last longer.
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar in the clean water of the vase before installing the flowers. Do not forget to change this water every day: your flowers will still be beautiful, healthy and sparkling. At least for a while!
Some tips for keeping roses in the vase
General rule: Do not use tap water for flowers in the vase. That’s the advice from Maison Dadoo’s Creative Director. ” When preparing water for flowers, it is recommended to leave it pure for a few hours, because tap water contains chlorine and fluorideThus, distilled water is more suitable for maintaining fresh cut flowers.
The secret to making it last longer is to reduce bacterial growth in the water. For this purpose, add a few drops of vodka (or any clear alcoholic beverage) and a teaspoon of sugar to the water in the vase. So the alcohol will have an antibacterial effect. Again, it is recommended to change the water daily, again pouring the same amounts of vodka and sugar into it.
In any season, you want to decorate your home with bouquets of lilies, freesia, tulips or peonies. But the petals begin to fall off as the days go by. ” If you want these flowers to stay fresh as long as possible, you need to take into account some important criteria: the container you put them in, the water you use, the location, the light … Roxandra Karstia, of Maison Dadoo, explains. and do not forget : ” Flowers love clean water. Much. This is exactly why it is advisable to replace the water in the vase as often as possible, at least once every two days.‘ reveals the expert.