How to Take Off Netting on Flowers


Buying a fresh bundle of flowers from the florist will brighten up your home for days to come. However, sometimes netting is draped over fresh flowers to protect the blossoms from harm. You have to remove the netting from the flowers before you can enjoy them properly. But you must do so carefully, following some guidelines.

Step 1

Set the flowers in a dry vase to hold them upright.

Step 2

Hold the base of each stem in one hand and the netting in the other. Gently pull the netting away from the flowers one at a time. If the flowers are stuck to the netting, gently cut it away from the flowers with scissors.

Step 3

Cut each stem back by 2 to 3 inches.

Step 4

Fill the vase with water and place the flowers in the vase.

Tips and Warnings

  • Be careful not to cut any flower petals while you cut the netting.

Things You'll Need

  • Vase
  • Scissors


  • About Flowers: Flower Care Tips

Who Can Help

  • Tela Flora: Fresh Flower Care
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About this Author

Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance for over a year and her focus' are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Hollan taught English in Japan. She has a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.