Picking flowers for an important event such as new baby birth, wedding, or Valentine day, is an easy task. You simply have to rush to buy roses online from Pearsons Florists and the job is nearly done. But when it comes to decorating your home with flowers, the job gets a bit trickier. A bouquet of red roses may not be the best choice to bring in your home for decoration purposes. If you love having fresh flowers in your home, here are some good flowers you can use.
Tulips are without any doubt the most iconic Spring flowers. They stand above all simply because of how they can last longer. For best results, buy tulips that are still in the bud stage, especially since the flower will naturally bloom within hours when placed in a vase. You can even extend the life of the flowers by simply adding two tablespoons of lemon juice or one-half teaspoon of household bleach in the vase. These two homemade solutions will help prevent bacteria from building up, allowing the tulips to stay as long as 10 days in a vase.
Hydrangeas can instantly add a touch of whimsy in any room. They are delicate blooms but you can still extend their vase life by removing all the leaves from the stems and making sure the flower is well submerged in water. Since the flowers have woody stems, they tend to absorb water slowly. To remedy this, simply poke a few holes in the stem using a toothpick. To make them last up to seven days, re-cut the stems and change the water every two days. Hydrangeas can also be used to decorate Wreath Tops and doors. So you have plenty of options for decorating with these flowers.
Once cut, Blue Irises have a short life. So it is often best to choose the bunches when they are still in bud stage. Once you cut them and place them in a vase, they will bloom quickly. Just make sure to keep them away from direct sunlight and make sure the vase is always filled with plenty of water every day. To extend their life further, you can use any common preservative solution.
Stargazer Lilies are loved because of their extremely high contrast white and magenta colors. You can add them to a vase and they will last up to 12 days. But beware, the flowers can drop orange pollen that can cause stains on surfaces and carpets. To avoid this, place the vase of flowers on top of a tray before you display them in your home.
Anemones are a popular choice for spring wedding arrangements thanks to their feminine shape and bold hues. But you can also use them to decorate your home. They can live up to five days in a vase if you care for them properly.
To make sure they live for the maximum time, choose a vase that is spacious so that the stems can continue to grow even after the flowers are cut.