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.