During the gloomiest months of the year, when the sun doesn’t come out and it is cold, I rely on fresh flowers to bring joy and happiness into our cozy home. In Michigan, we are hitting record lows of sunlight this year, and it really takes a toll on us. We order flowers online so the beauties can be delivered to our home regularly. The anticipation and excitement each time a box is left at our porch (even though they are from me) brightens up not just my day, but Jose’s and even Copey’s.
I have had quite a few DMs asking about how we take care of our fresh stems each month, and here are some super basic and simple steps to help extend the life and happiness of your flowers.
I hope these tips help to bring in as much “sunshine” into your home as possible. You can see the bouquets we have done this year on our Instagram [HERE] and see where we have bought flowers from so far as well.
5 Tips to Keep Your Fresh Flowers Last Longer:
- Start with clean water in a clean vase and replace the water often.
- Trim all of your stems and keep trimming them after a few days to freshen them.
- Add bleach, vodka, or aspirin to your vase for the different needs of your florals.
- Feed your flowers with DIY or store bought floral food.
- Keep your vase in indirect light and in a cool spot in your home.
Looking for some pretty vases for your bouquets and florals this year? I found some for you:
I rounded up some beautiful vases, floral tools, floral food, books on florals, and more in my “floral board” [HERE] including all of the vases above and much more. I hope this helps you customize your vases even more.
If you are feeling a little down, even for those not fighting the seasonal depression, think about adding flowers to your spaces from a local farmers market, flower shop, or like us, ordering online to be delivered. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and every other day. It truly means the world to us here on the farm. Keep up with us daily on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, & Pinterest. As always stay cozy!