The flowers should be picked early in the morning, when the water stress of the plants is at its best after the night. Preferably prepare the plants already at the collection site, i.e. scrape off the extra leaves from the stems. That way they don’t evaporate the liquid.
Let the flowers rest and improve their fluid tension, preferably overnight in a bucket filled with water in a cool place, for example in a garage or warehouse.
You can make arrangements and bouquets already the day before the party. Spray them with water and put them in a plastic bag in a cool place, for example in the fridge or outside overnight.
You can extend the duration of the flowers in the vase by changing the water. Dirty water blocks the plant’s suction surface, and its water intake is reduced.
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An easy bouquet
You will need:
- flowers, hay and branches according to your taste
- binding thread
- a vase
Do like this:
- Prepare the flowers by removing the leaves from the stem below the tying point.
- Start making the bouquet by picking up a few large flowers that will remain on the lowest level of the bouquet.
- Add long-stemmed flowers to the bouquet in your hand one by one so that the stems form a spiral.
- Rotate the bouquet as you add flowers to make it symmetrical.
- When the bouquet is ready, tie the stems tightly with jute twine or natural twine so that the shape of the bouquet does not fall apart when you place it in the vase.
Watch the video to see how easy it is to make a flower bouquet
Expert and execution: master florist Saija Sitolahti, Järvenpää Kukkatalo. Instagram: @jkukkatalo.
The story has been published in Kotilieden’s Ihana kesä magazine 2022.
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