Tips on How to Care for Freshly Cut Flowers

My obsession with fresh cut flowers is no joke. There’s just something about fresh cut flowers that just adds a bit of sophistication and warmth to a space. And I take a more unofficial approach to arranging my floral blooms.
On any given day you will find fresh cut flowers around the townhouse. And over the years, I’ve picked up a few tricks to keep them fresh for longer. And I’m talking 10 days plus!
Here are my top five tips to keeping your freshly cut flowers looking gorgeous for days!

  1. Cut the ends of the stems before placing in water
  2. Remove extra leaves as it takes much needed water from the flowers
  3. To get a fuller texture in your blooms, get a mix bunch with different colors, blooms, and varied lengths
  4. Replace water every five days (you can add sugar or a little bit of coke); flowers love sweets, too
  5. Stop and smell them!

I hope you’re having great week!

Glory Barbaris, Founder + Creative Director/Editor


This is a lifestyle, weddings, fashion, and travel blog inspired by my endless pursuits of creativity, my inspired life moments and journey as a wife + mom, travel enthusiast, photographer + fashion lover.

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    May 9, 2014 5:20 am

    I agree, fresh flowers are so wonderful!

    Glor Anwanwan
    May 10, 2014 2:10 am

    Thank you! I cannot get enough!

    June 15, 2014 10:42 pm

    Wow I just feel like go to the flower market now. Thank you for the post .

    June 15, 2014 11:00 pm

    Lol, go for it! Fresh blooms are the best! Xx

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