Basic Flower Maintenance: Tips for Preserving Cut Flowers

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Learn tips & techniques for preserving flowers in this free online instructional gardening video, including how to maintain floral arrangements. View Video Transcript

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Hello, my name is Jose Zuniga and I'm representing Well, we've created two beautiful flower arrangements with our fresh cut flowers, now we need to maintain them. How do we maintain them? Well, we've got to change the water at least every third day. By doing this we're going to prolong the life of the flowers, that's exactly what we want to do, hopefully beyond two weeks. Normally the first day I like to add at least two aspirins to it. It's going through that shock from the store to the home, it gets here at home and you have to trim it again, that's a lot of shock. So do that and then on the third day when you rinse them, trim them again on the bottom and then add the cut flower food and you should do this in a pattern and we're all set. Now stay away from the kitchen heat, that's the worse thing they can do to a flower, the sun as well, stay away. When it comes to the ceiling fans, we don't place them underneath and definitely not underneath the AC vent, that's going to destroy the flowers. We've got to keep them healthy, speaking of healthy, you know what you can do as well? Get a hold of that spray bottle, use that water spray, spray them on top. They're going to love that rain, it's going to be great and it's going to beautiful. Follow these simple steps for your maintenance and you'll have a fantastic flower and this is how we maintain our fresh cut flowers.