How to treat flowers with love.
Asking a few local florists about how to make perfect arrangement and how to treat flowers to stay fresh and vibrant longer.
Using too many kinds of flowers. The San Diego florists suggest you start by focusing on the flowers that "speak to you." Once you have those showstoppers selected, hone in on just a few additional varieties to complement them. You'll end up with a much better looking bouquet if you stop and choose just a few types that go well together.
Overly mix-and-matching." The colors don't need to exactly match", San Diego floral designers say "but bouquets should ALWAYS have a transition color to bring the different shades together." Plus, think about how you're combining flower shapes and textures – the key is to find a balance.
Not changing the water enough. "Change the water every other day and use a little flower food to keep your blooms happy.”
Cutting the stems straight. Don't do it! Instead, be sure to always cut on a bias. "Giving your stems an angled cut creates a 'straw-like' hydration system and ensures no bacteria grows on the bottom of your vase."