When it’s time to clean up your Valentine’s Day flowers!
Whoever said flowers are a wasteful gift for Valentine’s Day just didn’t know anything about buying and enjoying great flowers — right?! Each year I enjoy my beautiful Teleflora bouquet well into March because I take the extra time to care for my cut flowers. Every flower is different and each one has a different life cycle. While your roses may lose their beauty within the first week or two, the “filler” flowers usually last much longer, and look great even on their own!
Take a look at my bouquet from last year to see how I cared for them long after Valentine’s Day was over. The first photo (Top Left) is how my bouquet looked after the first week. Most people would toss the entire arrangement at this point, but you shouldn’t! There’s a lot of life left in the rest of those flowers! Checkout the photo on the right side — beautiful flowers are still in there!
How to Care for Fresh Valentine’s Day Flowers
The number one tip for making your Valentine’s Day bouquet last longer is to change the water every other day. Then, after the first week, complete the following steps weekly until your bouquet isn’t showing off it’s beauty any longer.
Step 1: Change the water so you aren’t playing with anything slimy. (Skip plant food)
Step 2: Remove all dead flowers and dry filler
Step 3: Fluff and rearrange remaining flowers so it is balanced.
Step 4: change the water one more time and add plant food.