to care for Valentine's Day roses
Were you lucky
enough to receive roses on Valentine's Day? If you were, you
obviously want to keep them for as long as possible! Here
is how to care for your bouquet of roses!
If the roses are
not already in a vase, you will want to place them in water
as soon as possible. First, submurge the ends under water
and cut the stems on an angle. This allows the roses to soak
up more water. Then, remove any leaves on the rose stem that
would otherwise be submerged under water. Then fill your vase
with enough water to cover about the bottom six or so inches.
Do not top up the vase with water unless the vase is only
6-8" tall. If there is a packet of flower food with your
bouquet, use it according to the instructions.
You should replace
the water daily, or every other day at minimum. Your roses
will last longer if you replace all the water, rather than
just top up the water that is still in there.
Your roses will
last longer in a cool room than in a hot room. If displaying
them in a heated room, keep your roses in the refrigerator
overnight or in a cold room.