I purchased the gorgeous Sunflower arrangement you see here from DIRT, the cutest flower shop ever located in the Bishop Arts District (Dallas). They were fabulous to work with! They even provided me with a cheat sheet on how to get the most enjoyment out of my bouquet of fresh flowers. Make your own flower food? The thought had never crossed my mind. It’s simple stuff but it’s too good not to share.
Fresh Flower Longevity – 5 Steps
1. Change the water every other day and add Flower Food. Always use cool water! If your arrangement includes Tulips use water with ice cubes. Flower Food can easily be made at home:
1 Tablespoon Raw Sugar
1 Crushed Aspirin
4-5 Drops of Bleach
2. Cut the stems with a very sharp pair of scissors at a 45 degree angle every time you change the water.
3. Display your arrangement away from heat sources. Hot air will dry out the blossoms and petals. This means keep them away from heaters, air conditioners, strong drafts, kitchen stoves, fireplaces, appliances, and electronic devices. Never place them in direct sunlight.
4. Remove spent blooms with a sharp pair of scissors. If an entire stem has gone by, remove that entire stem and change the water again.
5. Lightly mist your bouquet daily with a water bottle.
Who knew? Why haven’t I been doing these things all along? I want this arrangement of mine to last all week long! Oh, if you’re in the Dallas area be sure to stop in and see Amy. She’s the epitome of service with a smile!