To help your cut flowers last longer, always put them in a scrupulously clean vase filled with fresh, clean water. Every couple of days change the water with fresh from the tap, if you can, as this helps too.
These simple steps prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria in the water that reduce the time flowers look lovely for (& can even make the water smelly!)
And for Flower Farmers like us, that means we spend a lot of time washing buckets!
It's not a glamourous task - but one of the important details that ensures our flowers last as long as possible. As soon as each stem is cut, we immediately place it in a bucket of fresh, clean water.
We take the bucket the 20 yards or so to the cool Flower Shed. Here it spends several hours taking a long drink. Only when fully hydrated are stems prepared into bouquets or the buckets ready to be delivered to our Wholesale Florist Customers.
It's a perfect sunny day to wash & dry a good number of buckets today. They'll be ready for the flowers we'll begin cutting for sale later this month. It'll save time, & I like knowing there's a good supply stacked up ready for the busy season to come.
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.