If you literally want to experience the spring season up close, why not bring spring flowers into your home. But how can you make sure that you can enjoy your gorgeous bouquets for as long as possible?
Did you know that bulb flowers are real seasonal flowers? Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and ranunculus symbolise spring, and they are typical harbingers of spring. The growth process is both unique and fascinating, since the flowers are already hidden inside the bulbs. A bud grows and emerges from its little bulb to produce one or more impressive flowers.
Once you put them in a vase, spring flowers become a living work of art. Not only are the flowers spectacular and a statement in and of themselves; tulip and hyacinth stems also continue to grow in the vase. Once they are in a warm home, the growing and flowering process starts immediately. The stems meander their way upward and then the buds finally open to display their cheerful colour.
You will generally be able to enjoy a spring bouquet for around seven days. If you look after your flowers, you will enjoy them for even longer and the flowers will bloom even more beautifully. We have listed eight tips for the best care:
- Put the flowers in water as soon as you can.
- Use a clean vase that gives the flower stems plenty of space (store vases upside down in the cupboard, to avoid dirt getting in).
- Fill the vase with lukewarm water.
- Cut off the bottom of the stems diagonally to remove bacteria and to allow the stems to optimally absorb water.
- Make sure no leaves are submerged in the water, as they will rot and flowers do not thrive in dirty water.
- Add cut flower food to help the flowers develop properly and last longer.
- If the water is dirty, change it.
- Place your flowers in a spot away from fruit, direct sunlight or drafts to prevent the flowers from wilting too quickly.