Mom-Purple OrchidsFlowers bring the beauty of nature indoors and provide an affordable way to change up your décor and brighten a personal space whether it is an apartment or house. Indoor or outdoor spaces can benefit from the addition of fresh cut flowers. And, the better you care for them, the longer these flowers will last as décor. Here are some great tips to follow:

Pick a Great Source for Fresh Cut Flowers

While there are some cheap online sites for flowers, the old adage of “you get what you pay for” applies as most of these flowers are not fresh and sometimes are even dead on arrival.

Pick a source that you know you can trust for freshness and that guarantees that level of quality whether you come and pick them up or you have them delivered. Starting out with the freshest flowers gives you a better chance of enjoying them for as long as possible. feb3a4

Feed, Water, and Clean

Then it’s up to you to feed, water, and clean them regularly. When you bring them home, you will want to make sure you have flower food that dissolves in the water. This helps nourish the flowers while also reducing the risk of bacteria.

Water is important. Try to refill the vase or container as often as possible. Don’t just top up the water. Start fresh every time. This also reduces the chances of bacterial growth.

Clean the vase and container as well to make sure the flowers have the freshest and cleanest environment possible.april21a2

Consider the Season

While you will be selecting from seasonal flowers, think about the temperature and brightness in your home. You will want to make sure that the temperature is comfortable for the flowers. Also keep them away from direct sunlight as well as any paths where they would be blown on by air conditioners, fans, ceiling fans, or heating units. This will keep them feeling good and fresh while minimizing the chances for them drying out. zoom_7845577862bfa232df39o12120421931

Add Anywhere

Flowers fit anywhere in your personal space, adding color and interest to the décor. Whether it is a kitchen table, foyer, bathroom, or bedroom, flowers can brighten a space with multiple colors, textures, and designs. You can use any type of container on hand – from traditional vases to unique holders like drawers, pitchers, rubber boots, cans or water cans – to create new décor for your home. And, with careful care, these flowers will last a long time.