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A Simple Guide How To Make Flowers Last Longer in Malta

Keeping flowers fresh longer is a common challenge for many people, especially if you are giving them as a gift. This blog post gives you #7 easy tips to make flowers last longer.


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Flowers are a perfect gift for many special occasions in Malta. Sending a gorgeous bouquet of bright flowers will surely bring smiles, joy and cheer on your loved one’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, engagement, wedding, and anything in between.


The sad truth is that those stunning flower bouquets won’t last forever. On the bright side, our team of florists have gathered in one place everything you need to know about how to make your flowers last longer. With a little extra care for your beautiful flowers, you will be able to enjoy your unique flower gifts as much as Flowers by Phyllis enjoyed creating them for you.


Follow these simple flower care tips and easy guidelines to make your flowers stay fresh longer.


#1 Trim the stems at an angle using a sharp knife or scissors. Make sure to re-trim your flowers every few days.


#2 Place your flowers in a perfectly clean vase filled with room temperature water.


#3 Add a packet of commercial flower food, which feeds the flowers and reduces the growth of bacteria.


#4 Make sure there is no foliage in the water, as this encourages bacteria and prevents flowers from absorbing water.


#5 Prune any leaves below the water line as well as brown petals, spent flowers or wilted foliage. This will make the flowers look better and open up fully.


#6 Replenish and refresh the water as needed. If the water looks cloudy, remove the flowers, rinse and trim them, clean the vase and refill it with fresh water and flower food.


#7 Keep the flowers in a room with cool temperatures, avoiding direct sunlight, heat and drafts.


In addition to these easy tips, people have also experimented with other ways to make flowers stay fresh longer. Some household remedies include aspirin, coins, sugar, alcohol and more. While these are interesting ways to care for your flowers, our florists recommend that keeping your flowers in a cool place is the best way to enjoy them as long as possible.


So head to our online flower shop and check out our fresh flowers collection. Select the perfect flower bouquet you like best for yourself or for your loved ones. Flower delivery, including same day flower delivery, is available to any area in Malta.


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