Adding Cut Flowers To Your Holiday Decor

There is nothing better than fresh flowers in the home for the Holiday Season. I love bringing home rose, mums, fresh greens and daisies to use in vases on the dining table.  The blooms remind me of summer to come and keeps a smile on my face knowing that spring won’t be to far away!

Here are a few things I do to keep my flowers blooming for weeks in my home during the winter.

  • Always be sure to protect your flowers from the cold when you bring them home from the garden center or florist.  Be sure to cover them with a sleeve and remove the sleeve as soon as you get the boutique home.
  • Pick bundles of blooms that have buds on them that are just about to open.
  • Once flower are home be sure to cut with snips or with a sharp knife the end of the flower at an angle.
  • Place cut steams in room temperature water that has tepid water mix.

Cut Flowers in December

A kind lady who was shopping at the flower show locally shared this recipe with me years ago and it seems to help prolong the life of the flowers.
Tepid Water Mix

  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp bleach
  • 2 tsps. lemon juice
  • 1 qt. of lukewarm water.

Remove any leaves that will be under water – this will cause bacteria and shorten the life of the flower.

Remove any leaves that will be under water in the vase .

Don’t be afraid to move the cut flowers to a smaller vase as you cut the stems every other day. Today I”m moving mine into a much smaller vase cutting the steams back to about 5″.

I will be changing the water today adding new a new batch of the recipe I shared above.

I added a few sprigs of cut evergreen to the shorter arrangement today as well.  Don’t be afraid to add other dried berries and greens from your garden during the wintertime.

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Finished arrangement – what do you think?

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I would love to hear from you so be sure to reach out to me on the social media links provided on my site.  Be sure to add some fresh cut flowers to your Christmas decor soon!

Happy Flower Arranging,

Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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