Love & Care Now that you've received those beautiful roses, here are some helpful tips to keep them looking fresh and beautiful!
Check your roses daily. Add new water mixed with fresh flower food every other day. Remove any leaves that fall under the water line in the vase. Trim the stems under water every few days. Display your roses in a cool, shady place — away from drafts; out of sunlight. If your roses are wilting, recut the stems under water. Then submerge them in a tub filled with warm water. Allow them to soak for an hour before replacing them in the vase.
Allow air bubbles in the stem. Air prevents water from reaching flower heads. Underwater stem cutting can eliminate this problem. Allow other stem blockages. Bacterial growth and dried-out stems can impede water flow to flower heads. To prevent this problem, never leave roses out of water and always cut the stems with a clean knife or scissors. Forget food. When refilling a vase, always mix the flower food in with the water. Forget about location. Always keep your flowers displayed in a cool, shady place. Don't place your bouquet on any heat-generating appliances — like a refrigerator or television — and keep them out of sunlight.