We are often given chic bouquets of real flowers, andso I want this beauty to please the eye as long as possible! But one or two days pass, and she niknet, fade, crumble. How to keep the freshness of the bouquet longer? To begin with, it is necessary to remove the lower leaves from the stem, - they contribute to the rotting of flowers in the water. After this, the stems are cut with a well ground knife, which is made with an oblique cut, increasing the area absorbing water. When cutting, the stems must be kept in the water, otherwise the air plugs trapped in them will clog the vessels. Almost all flowers, except daffodils and lilies of the valley, can be placed in water of constant temperature, which is a bit colder than room temperature. As for the daffodils and lilies of the valley, they should be lowered into the basins with warm water. Water in the vase should be changed regularly, but not daily. Carnation water is changed less often than other flowers. When replacing water, the flowers are pulled out of the vase and cut, keeping the stems under the stream of cold water, and only then lowered into a vase. In the water for flowers you can put funds that prevent the rotting of stems due to the destruction of microorganisms in the water - aspirin, streptocide, boric acid. Then the flowers will not wilt for very long. Many kinds of flowers do not stand next to each other and quickly fade. Therefore, orchids, roses, lilies, daffodils, poppies, lilies of the valley, carnations should not be put in vases along with other flowers. Otherwise, they will quickly fade. The main part of the flowers can not stand drafts and it feels great with diffused light. It is undesirable to put a vase of fruit next to a bouquet, - fruits distinguish the product of rotting ethylene, fatal to flowers. If the flowers are a little faded, you need to pour the stems down for a few seconds in boiling water, which will expand the capillaries, thus activating the process of vital activity of flowers. In order for roses to stay longer, they should be placed in a vase before placing them in the water so that they are completely covered with water, except for the buds. The stems of roses and dahlias are advisable at first to sing with fire, and only then put in a vase. And in order to keep a bouquet of gladiolus longer, on the stems of flowers, at the bottom, you need to make a needle with a few scratches. This contributes to better water absorption. To preserve the lilac and jasmine, the branches are slightly beaten so that they expand. The same is done with the chrysanthemum stems. Slices of callas and gerberas need to be processed with salt, and the bouquet of violets is completely immersed in water, shaken and then put in a vase. In order to keep the tulips and irises longer, ice is added to the water. We advise you to read: