Fresh flowers work miracles: they make any place cozy, any event festive and any spirits high. Their fragile beauty makes everything perfect and complete. Let’s see which flowers can delight the eye without wilting in a couple of days.
Carnations can last up to 3 weeks, and what is really great about them is the rich variety of colors – they come in literally any color you can think of. Besides, there are bicolored carnations with rimmed edges. Large or mini, carnations are one of the best variants if you are looking for a long-lasting bouquet.
Lili can also be found in many different variations of colors, shapes and size, and all of them are able to stay fresh for a week or more. If you would like to enjoy your lilies longer, select the ones with tight bud, that will bloom in a few days after you buy them.
Chrysanthemums are the champions of diversification – sometimes it is hard to believe that all of the variations really belong to the same flower sort. It means you can always buy chrysanthemums and get absolutely different flowers each time! They can stay fresh up to 3 weeks long, and besides, they are reasonably priced.
This may seem not an ordinary flower choice, but thistles look surprisingly stylish in modern minimalistic interiors. But what the best thing about them is the fact, that they look almost the same when they are fresh and when they are already not.
Despite its tender look, cut alstroemeria can last for over 2 weeks in a vase. You can find these flowers in several colors, but no matter which variation you choose, make sure you buy flowers without even slightly faded petals.
We’d also recommend paying attention to stock, gladiolas, garden roses and lisianthus, that live for 7-10 days.
Tricks to help flowers last longer
In most cases, flowers wilt faster than they could because of bacteria that live in vases. So first and foremost make sure you’ve properly washed your vase with hot water, soap and a drop of bleach.
Put your flower away from the sources of heat aтв direct sun rays, if you don’t want your bouquet to get dry in no time.
Remember, that a cut flower should be put into water as soon as possible, so do your best to quickly deliver them to a place where they can be put onto a vase oк other container filled with water.
Before you put the flowers in a vase, cut at least 1 inch off the stalk bottoms. Try to cut them on an angle – it will ensure your flowers better access to the water.