SUMMER FLOWER CARE
Different seasons, different flowers. Someone once said I smelt like a flower (my current perfume), and I was quite frankly happy with that! There's a particular variety of flowers that I love to pick up each season I head to the Sydney Flower Markets (it's become a happy addiction!)
Fill up your vase with cold water, the amount of water should cover the majority of the stem.
They're extremely sensitive flowers and absorb alot of water not just through their stem but through their petals and leaves also. If you feel their looking a little 'blah' sprinkle some cold water on the actual petals or quickly dunk it in cold water. I've seen the growers splash the petals all over with other wet flowers that they've got in their hands.
Every 2-3 days or as needed re-cut the stem (underwater!) and change the water.
Fill up your vase with room temperature water, not to warm or else you'll dehydrate them.
Check that there are no leaves that sit in the water when you put in the bunch, if there are, cut them off.
Keep them away from direct sunlight, re-cut them every 3 days and change the water.
For all flowers, it's best to cut all stems underneath water and on an angle. This way the oxygen doesn't run up the stem and doesn't restrict the uptake of water to the blooms. Also, use flower food! But not too much, follow the instructions on the packet. I hope this will help you in taking care of these 3 types flowers if you love them too! Once Autumn, Winter and Spring hit I'll be sure to show you my top favourites. In the meantime, if you have any additional tips I would love to know!
WHAT I'M WEARING___________________
Hydrangeas: Country Road polka dot knit, Céline trio pochette