Happy New Year – Picked this beautiful boutique of cut flowers up locally to enjoy indoors in the New Year. In this post I share tips on how to keep cut flowers looking their best for the new year.
Below are a few basic tips for keeping a beautiful winter cut flower bouquet. I share basic care and even how to cut the stems. Please be sure to add questions at the bottom of this blog post or reach out to me on my website.
When bringing that beautiful boutique of flowers home cut ( at an angle) 1″ off the bottom of the steam. A fresh cut allows the flower to take in fresh water from the boutique vase.
Fresh Water in Clean Vase
Never use softened water in a vase solution as it contains sodium, which is bad for cut flowers. Be sure to freshen up or add new water daily. Don’t let old leaves fall into the water. Remove those spent foliage as they drop.
Feed The Cut Flower
Flowers are living and will flourish if you feed them. You can use the packet that is usually attached to most cut flower boutiques when you purchase them at the store. You can also mix a few drops of lemon, sugar and a dab of bleach in the vase.
Where to Enjoy Cut Flowers
Be sure to keep the flowers in a cool location. Never place the vase of cut flowers in direct sunlight or near a heater vent. This will dry out the cut flowers and cause the cuttings to dry up quickly. I store my cut flowers and bouquets in a cool room or even the cool basement until I am ready to do an arrangement.
Ideal Cut Flower
Over the years I have found we have more to offer locally thanks to local growers expanding their varieties. This year due to the pandemic the pickings were very thin locally. This really got me thinking about what I could grow in my dome greenhouse to enjoy during the winter months. Below are a few of the flowers I recommend because they hold up the best indoors during the cold winter months.
Stay tuned for updates on what I find will grow best year-round in a greenhouse or dome set up. I hope to experiment with that in the weeks to come.
I’m excited about the new year a head of us and I want to connect with you. You are invited to comment on this post and please share it with friends so we can get folks growing. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Happy New Year,