Bloom basics: Care and style tips for fresh cut flowers
Welcome, soon-to-be flower master! You’ve probably been seeing tonnes of gorgeous flowers around or maybe have been secretly wanting to learn how to arrange flowers for a while. Either way, having fresh flowers around is a damn good way to brighten up your space, or create really beautiful celebrations. And, would you know, it’s actually super easy. We promise!
If you haven’t signed up for a flower challenge, or watched the tonnes of tutorials on our site, we recommend that you do that now! But here are a few sure fire care and styling tips to show you how to make beautiful arrangements in just a few minutes.
Get onto these three quick care tips to get the most out of your flowers:
Drink up – Help your blooms stay juicy and hydrated! Cut 2cm off the bottom of each stem to reveal a fresh surface just before putting them in water. A trim every few days helps your blooms stay fresher for longer.
Freshen up – Remove lower leaves and ensure none are below the water line (this encourages decay which can shorten the lives of your flowers). Change your water every few days.
Tidy up – Remove any flowers and leaves as they begin to wilt. Some flowers will bloom at different times and removing wilted flowers will allow late bloomers to bloom for longer.