How to Preserve Flowers

How to Preserve Flowers

Having natural flowers at home is a very beautiful ornament and can give a cozy touch to your house, if you have a garden yo can plant your own flowers and collect then to garnish your house.

But natural flowers tend to fade over time and some flowers fade quite quickly, if you want to keep your flowers fresh for some more time there are some technics you may apply in order to achieve this.

If keeping your flowers fresh for longer time is a goal that you may want to achieve this article is for you, we advise you to test this methods with your flowers in order to obtain the best results.

We tested some of the most common strategies to increase the lifetime of a bunch of tulips in a vase.

1. Aspirin

Aspirin increases the water's acidity and help water climb the stem of the flower more rapidly.

The first day we put an aspirin in water. On the fourth day, the tulips were seemed to wither and die. We put another aspirin in the water. On the seventh day more than half of the petals had fallen.

Verdict: An aspirin can help with your headaches but it will not do much for your flowers.

2. Antiseptic for oral hygiene

Kills bacteria in the same way that kills plaque and improves breath.

The first day we put a cap of antiseptic in the water. On the fourth day, the flower stalk remains green and the tulips are starting to open. A week later, the flowers start to wilt in all directions.

Verdict: It isn't a big help but it's still better than aspirin.

3. A copper coin

The copper acts as a natural antibacterial agent.

The first day we put a coin in the water. On the fourth day the tulips open but look a little wilted. Anyway, its color is still alive and strong. On the seventh day, the stems were bent but the buttons of the tulips opened steadily.

Verdict: The flowers opened later, when they blossomed the were very beautiful but faded very quickly.

4. Lye

The bleach prevents mold that can kill the flowers.

The first day we add a cap of bleach in water. On the fourth day, the stems were almost all white but the tulips were still erect. After a week, the stalks were completely white and the petals were yellow.

Verdict: The flowers have held up longer upright but lost their natural color very quickly.

5. Fresh water

Fresh water contains less bacteria.

We cut two centimeters to the stems and the jar every day gets fresh water. On the fourth day the stems were erect and also the buttons remain healthy. On the seventh day some of the tulips were ready to be discarded but the arrangement still had some life.

Verdict: The flowers have opened very well but the petals began to fall rapidly from the fourth day.

6. Sugar

The sugar in the water doubles the sugar that is created during photosynthesis. On the other hand can increase the growth of bacteria.

The first day was added a teaspoon of sugar in the water. On the fourth day the arrangement remains healthy and we've added a packet of sugar to the water. On the seventh day the flowers opened and the petals begin to curl.

Verdict: The flowers bloomed irregularly and stems began to bend from the fourth day but the tulips remained intact for longer.

7. Food for flowers

It contains a biocide to kill bacteria, an acid to improve the flow of water in the stem of the flower and sugar to feed the plant.

The first day we put a tablespoon of the product in water. On the fourth day, the arrangement of tulips had sucked more water than any other. We put one more tablespoon of product in water. After a week, the arrange opened very well and was slightly wilted.

Verdict: It was the winning solution. The food for flowers is available at florists and garden shops.

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