How to make your floral arrangements last longer at home!

“I must have flowers, always and always “ – Monet

How to make your floral arrangements last longer at home!

I saw that quote on a frame somewhere and I could not have related to something more. – I actually just bought it framed for my new room!

Becca is sharing how to make your floral arrangements last longer at home!

Becca is sharing how to make your floral arrangements last longer at home!

Ever since I was a little girl I could remember my mom always had fresh flowers all around our house and I loved it, they just made me so happy. She always took the best care of them and took such pride in all the little touches that make a house a home and I feel like flowers are one of those touches.

I knew when I grew up I too wanted to always have fresh flowers around my home.

I think it is so inviting, warm, refreshing and it just brightens my day. Also, I hope to brighten the day of anyone who comes into my home and I care about the details for them.

I knew when I grew up I wanted to always have fresh flowers around my home.

How to make your floral arrangements last longer at home by With Love From Kat

How to make your floral arrangements last longer at home by With Love From Kat

DIY floral arrangements by With Love From Kat

DIY floral arrangements by With Love From Kat

Floral arrangements by With Love From Kat

Florals used in this photo: cherry blossoms, hydrangea, carnations, garden roses

Florals used in these photos: cherry blossoms, hydrangea, carnations, garden roses

Florals used in these photos: cherry blossoms, hydrangea, carnations, garden roses

Becca is wearing a red maxi dress

Florals used in these photos: cherry blossoms, hydrangea, carnations, garden roses

From season to season I love to go with the what’s fresh and I love switching it up, however, I defiantly have some favorite floral types.

My favorite flowers:
  • Kahala Roses
  • Expression Roses
  • Garden Roses
  • Peonies
  • Ranunculus
  • Orchid
  • Hydrangea
  • Cherry Blossoms

These beauties deserve the best care and over the years I learned a few tips from my mom, my and my florists and I thought I would share them with you!

 

Taking Care of your Flowers:
  1. Always go straight home and put the beauties in water
  2. Be gentle, and cut each flower one at a time
  3. Pull off the bottom leaves of each flower. Keeping the leafs from touching the water, helps keep it fresh.
  4. Cut one inch above the stem if you are keeping them long.
  5. Cut your stems on an angle so it really opens the stem up to absorb a lot more water.
  6. Add ice to your water- flowers thrive in colder water.
  7. Cut your stems again every other day
  8. Change the water every other day
  9. Avoid putting them in direct sunlight
Side Notes:

I find tulips and Hydrangeas are harder to keep alive longer than the other flowers in my bunches.

Tip for Tulips: Add a penny into your water it will help keep them standing up right and not droop over.

Tip for Hydrangea: Spray the petals with water, cut the stems every day and replace the water every day and they do best in really cold water.

I hope you all are having an amazing week and treat yourself to a beautiful bunch of flowers, because YOU DESERVE IT!!

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love, becca

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