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Far too often, a florist will see someone walk through their door with a vase of wilted, drooping flowers, or receive a call from an unhappy recipient. If more florists took the time to teach their customers how to properly care for their flowers when they make the delivery, they could easily avoid most of these uncomfortable situations. Your flowers should last more than just a day or two, and If you pay attention to their needs, they may have their life greatly extended.
Probably the most regularly requested flower, the rose is popular almost everywhere in the world. Both domestic and imported, they are available in a variety of colors. The most important thing to remember about roses isThey are Thirsty! A dozen can consume as much as 18 oz / 530 ml of water in a day! Drooping heads are a sure sign the water level is too low. If your arrangement reaches this point, recut each stem underwater with a sharp knife and place it immediately into a vase full of fresh water and flower food. Cutting the stem under water helps to prevent air from being trapped in the stem, and improves the flower food solution uptake. Mix the flower food according to directions; too little will not sustain the blooms, too much will cause fading or brown petal tips. It is also advisable to not use water from a home, or commercial water softener. http://www.agroconection.com/tag/roses
If one or more of your flowers begin to wilt prematurely, it may indicate that air is trapped in the stem, and is preventing the flower food solution from moving up, and reaching the flower. There may also be a nick or scrape on the stem, that is above the water line. To revive the flower, recut the stem about an inch from the bottom, or above the damaged area. Place the stem in a container of warm water. It should revive the flower in about an hour, after which the flower may be returned to the arrangement.
Display them in a cool, moderately lit area. The cooler you keep them (above freezing), the longer they will last. Roses 'blow' open quickly or wilt if kept too warm, or left in the sun. For goodness sake, never place the vase on top of the television!