Farm Fresh Flowers Care Guide
Keep your farm fresh flowers beautiful for longer with these tips:
Replenish the water frequently. Change the water entirely every 2-3 days.
Trim at least a half inch of stem off your flowers before you put them in a vase and each time you change the water. Be sure to use a sharp scissors or clippers.
Keep your flowers away from heat and bright light.
Avoid setting your flowers beside ripening fruit or vegetables, especially bananas and apples.
After you throw out your arrangement, be sure to wash the vase/container very thoroughly in hot soapy water or, better yet, in your dishwasher.
Use “flower food” for most flowers.
You can make your own flower food by adding about 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and a 1 teaspoon of bleach to your vase before adding about a quart of warm tap water. It is worth noting that there are a few flowers that actually do NOT like flower food in the vase. Some of these are: zinnias, sunflowers and gladiolus.