We really like this one! Available in different lead sizes, shapes and varieties. What they all have in common is that they smell good, like hot water and are nice even when they are dried.
FOXTAIL AMARANTH/ AMARANTHUS
GREAT MASTERWAT/ ASTRANDSIA
BILLY BUTTONS/ CRASPEDIA
It is important to take care of the beauties so that they last for a long time. We’ll start with the most important things:
• Always use a clean-up vase
• Remove all leaves that will end up in water
• Use a knife when cutting – not scissors
• Add flower food to the water
• Do not place the flowers in direct sunlight or by a heat source
• Change water every other day
• Most flowers are happiest if you cut a diagonal, long cut with a sharp knife and place them in lukewarm water.
Flowers that have very hard / woody stalks thrive best in warm/ hot water. Flowers in this group include for example siren, hydrangea and roses with a strong stalk. Place them with A LOT of water in the vase.
Flowers grown from bulbs or leeks with a soft stalk: make a short cut and place in cold water. Most varieties in this group prefer to only have some water in the vase. Examples of these beauties: tulips, anemones, calla lillies, ranunculus and hyacinths.
If the bag of nutrition, for some reason, did not make it all the way home, here’s the recipe for homemade flower food:
- 1 liter of water
- 2 teaspoons of 12% vinegar
- 3-15 sugar cubes
The number of sugar cubes depends on which flowers it’s for: the harder the stalk, the more sugar cubes. The sugar gives the flowers nutrition and the vinegar reduces the pH-värdet, reduces the bacteria in the water.
To get sword lilies to bloom up to the top – pinch the top part of the flower when you place it in the vase.
Do you want to put daffodils and nacisses together with other types of flowers – let the primadonnas draw water in a separate vase first for about an hour. Then all the flowers in the vase will live longer!
If there are any small buds on the roses you bought – remove these – they take power from the bud and makes it harder for the flower to bloom.
Let the “feet” on the hyacinths remain – cut only a short cut at the bottom of the stalk. The “foot” makes it easier for the flowers to draw water.