When you keep flowers in a vase you want them to look their best for as long as possible. This is true whether you decide to keep them in your home or outside. It is especially accurate when you place them in memorial vases to commemorate the passing of a loved one.
The key thing to remember with fresh flowers is that they should be at their best when you purchase them. They should bloom and look fantastic soon after you put them in the vase. If they are already past their best they naturally won’t last as long. The trick to keeping them looking great is to buy them fresh and care for them properly.
The first thing people tend to do when they get flowers is to cut them so they can be put in the vase. It is important you trim them to the right length and take care to keep the cuts clean and even. This is important because badly cut flowers won’t last anywhere near as long.
When they are in the vase you need to keep the flowers nourished in the same way they would have been if they had not been cut. You can add a number of things to the water to keep the flowers nourished. Plant food is a good idea and can work wonders. Alternatively people suggest using apple cider vinegar and sugar mixed into the water.
Another great tip is to keep the water as clean as possible. This will help to minimise the growth of harmful bacteria. Changing the water every few days is very wise. On top of this you can again add a number of things to it to kill bacteria and keep it fresh. Adding an aspirin to the water is said to work wonders. A copper penny can also work too because the metal will act like an acidifier.
At UK Memorial Services we offer a collection of high quality vases to commemorate lost loved ones. They are made with care from specially selected materials and can be personalised. They will look great alongside headstones and memorials and with the above tips you can keep the flowers healthy and happy for longer.