Flower Care Tips
With proper flower care, most commercially grown flowers will last at last a week if not longer if treated properly. Some varieties last longer than others.
To get the best from your flowers...
1. Make sure vases are very clean.
2. Use fresh lukewarm water with commercial cut flower food added. Cold water should be used for spring flowers such as daffodils and tulips.
3. Remove any leaves that will be below the water level.
4. Cut at an angle at least 1 inch off the bottom of each flower stem , this can be done by using scissors or a sharp knife (placing flowers in water immediately afterwards). DO NOT crush flower stems as this damages vessels and stops water intake and causes wilting and rotting.
5. Avoid direct sunlight, heat, or draughts which can shorten flowers' lives.
6. Keep flowers away from fruit as this releases gas that can prematurely age the flowers.
7. Regularly top up flowers with fresh water.
8. (NOTE LILIES )As your lily flowers open, snip off the stamens to keep pollen to a minimum. This will save pollen stains on your fabrics.
9. If you do get pollen on you, wrap some sellotape sticky side out around your hand, and dab the pollen off (never get it wet, or rub it as it will stain).
10. ( PET CATS) Keep lily blooms away from your cats, lily pollen is poisonous to them. Clip the stamens as the blooms open, and keep the plants out of your cat's reach Lily pollen is extremely toxic to cats.