Monday, May 17, 2010

When given a bouquet of flowers, do you change the water everyday, or just add water to it?

my new boyfriend is so sweet, he sends me flowers everyother week. I want to keep them in good condition, but its really tiring to change the vase water everyday, and sometimes i dont really have alot of time for that. However, I want them to last a long time and show him that I really appreciate them. What are some tips to keep bouquet flowers lasting?

When given a bouquet of flowers, do you change the water everyday, or just add water to it?
I usually make sure there are no leaves below the water line so the vase is less likely to get slimy. Then I put about 1/2 of the packet of plant food that comes with the flowers (or a little Sprite) in the vase along with cool water. I check the water level every day or so and add water as needed. On about the 4th or 5th day I change out the water, discard any wilted flowers, rinse the stems, clean the vase out, and put the remaining plant food in the vase along with cool water and the remaining flowers. I check the water levels as before and keep those babies going as long as possible.

Some flowers have a longer life as cut flowers than others. Roses and tulips generally have a relatively short life, but carnations often last for quite a long time.
Reply:drop an aspirin into the water
Reply:change the water will kepp them fresh and beautiful.
Reply:Idd, try dissolving small amounts of aspirin, it keeps em mint :)

Also, it should work if you only change the water every 3 days or so...
Reply:I don't know if this is the "appropriate" thing to do, but I just add water to the vase rather than completely changing the water.

I've also heard that adding some clear soda such as sprite or seven-up to the water helps them last longer. The sugar helps feed them.

Try this website for some good tips on keeping flowers fresh:
Reply:Be sure that there are no leaves inside the vase, and in the water. This will avoid any bad smell. Plus this helps to have clear, nice water for longer.

You will need, thoug, to chance the water every 2-3 days for the flowers and bouquet in general to stay pretty. When changing water, try to rinse the stems (just a little water to clean them) Add an ice cube or two (depending on the amount of water and size fo your bouquet) to the new water, and you are set to go! Your flowers will be pretty for longer. It has worked for me :-) Good luck!
Reply:When getting flowers there's usually a pachet that goes with them. Put that into the water and just keep adding to the water or you wont get the full use out of that pachet. Spray some hair spray over it all and it should last 2 weeks. I think Mythbusters busted the asprin idea. Hairspray was the only one that worked.

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