What To Do With Fresh Flowers

So you’ve just received lovely fresh flowers for your birthday / Valentine’s Day / your boyfriend is amazing and gets you flowers for no reason (lucky girl!). Obviously, you know you need to put them in a vase, but do you know the best way to do so? Here are some simple steps to follow, as well as a few tips I’ve collected throughout the years!

How to Put Fresh Flowers in a Vase 1

Fresh Flowers: From Plastic Wrap to Vase

Step 1 – Find a clear surface

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Step 2 – Cut off the plastic wrap and take off the aluminum foil

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Step 3 – Cut off the end of the stems

How to Put Fresh Flowers in a Vase 3Cut off the end of the stems, as well as any leaves and buds that will be below the water line, to avoid them rotting (and leaving an unpleasant smell!).

Step 4 – Make your own flower food

How to Put Fresh Flowers in a Vase 4 Making Flower Food

If your florist didn’t give you a little sachet of flower food, you can make your own! Simply mix:

– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– 1 tablespoon sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon bleach

Step 5 – Pour water and the flower food into the vase of your choice

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Step 6 – Add the flowers and you’re done!

How to Put Fresh Flowers in a Vase 6Make sure you check your flowers every day, and remove any leaves or petals that have fallen into the water. Cut a tiny bit off the stem every two days, and if they’re looking out of shape, add some more flower food!

Enjoy your fresh flowers! :)