When it comes to DIY flower arranging, much has been written and many videos made. But it always boils down to personal preferences and taste.
New York, NY (PRWEB)
July 31, 2017
Gabriela Wakeham Floral Design (https://www.gabrielawakeham.com), a luxury florist Chelsea NYC, offers some timely flower care tips for summer. With many flowers fresh cut from home gardens during this time of year, it is an ideal moment to go over the best practices for cut flower care. It might sound obvious, but fresh water is most important. Always change water every 1-2 days for cut flowers. As you change the water, you can also re-cut the bottom of each stem to help extend flower life. It might take a couple of extra minutes, but when your flowers look better longer, it will be worth every second of your time.
When you are preparing your cut flowers to place in a vase initially, cut the stems at an angle to help increase water absorption. This might again sound like a small detail, but it ultimately can help extend flower life. “When it comes to DIY flower arranging, much has been written and many videos made. But it always boils down to personal preferences and taste,” said Gabriela Wakeham. “No two people see color and style alike. The most beautiful flowers are always unique. Of course, respect the essentials of balance and composition, but let your creativity flow. Your home is one of the most personal parts of your world, and the flowers inside it should be a reflection of you, and what you love.”
Careful Placement of Cut Flowers Indoors is Important: Cool Spots are Best; Avoid Direct Sunlight and Heat Sources Such as Lights
If you’ve ever noticed while inside a florist shop, flowers are often kept under refrigeration. Cooler temperatures undoubtedly extend the life of cut flowers. But at home you want your flowers on view – not in the refrigerator! A little ingenuity in selecting cooler spots for indoor flower placement can make a big difference. Also keep them away from heat sources. A significant hazard for shortening the life of flowers can be hot lights, especially spotlights and super-hot halogen bulbs. When placing your flowers indoors, keep lights in mind and place…