After receiving a bouquet
Remove from packaging, cut the stems diagonally (an inch).
Add flower food into a vase of clean water, stir well, and place your flowers inside.
Display them in an area away from direct sunlight. Overheating and extreme temperatures can cause flowers, especially fragile ones to wilt quicker!
Keep your vase filled with water and change the water once it starts to turn cloudy.
If you change the water entirely, wash the vase too!
Remove wilting leaves and flowers immediately.
Add flower food into the water when you change it. Flower food can usually be obtained from flower shops.
*Dehydrating flowers need more water and can be spotted by their drooping stems. Put these flowers in a vase with a large amount of water and in a cool location quickly.
Drying flowers for longer lifespan
Dried flowers can last up to 4 months or more, giving it a longer lifespan while offering a more rustic aesthetic.
Before your fresh flowers begin to wilt, remove them from water.
Remove flowers that cannot be dried. Flowers that can be dried usually have woody stems. As for flowers that cannot be dried, they tend to wilt and loose their sturdiness over time. These should be easily identifiable and should be removed.
Bind the remaining flowers together and hang them upside down in a location where there is sunlight.