You spend all day making that arrangement. And then…ugh! It begins wilting before the second day of Yom Tov. What did you do wrong?

By Rivky Gubitz

What do I do immediately after bringing the flowers home?

*Don’t remove the rubber band from the bouquet at first.

*Cut your stems at an angle, 1-inch off the base of each flower stem using a sharp knife or scissors.

*Remove all leaves and foliage which will be under the water level in the vase.

Once I have my arrangements made, how can I keep them alive?

12 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Flowers. You spend all day making that arrangement. And then...ugh! It begins wilting before the second day of Yom Tov. What did you do wrong?
*If your flowers will be sitting in floral foam, add 2 cups of water directly onto the foam before Yom Tov or Shabbos. Do this right before candle lighting and again right after havdalah.

*If hot weather is forecasted for Yom Tov,  place an ice cube or two into your arrangement.

*Avoid placing your table piece arrangement directly under a chandelier (at least move it away for overnight).

*Keep the flowers in a cool and well-ventilated spot out of direct sunlight and away from heat.

*Change the water every 2 or 3 days, or whenever the water appears discolored. When you change the water, we recommend you clean the vase and cut the stems again.

*Add 2 drops of bleach to keep water away from bacteria

 

Anything specific I should be aware of when caring for my favorite flowers?

12 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Flowers. You spend all day making that arrangement. And then...ugh! It begins wilting before the second day of Yom Tov. What did you do wrong?

*Avoid letting water spill on your roses, they welt! Only hydrangeas drink water from the actual flower head.

*Use your sink hose sprayer to spray water unto the hydrangeas. As mentioned above, their petals can drink!

*Refill your orchid’s water tubes with fresh water regularly and before Yom Tov or Shabbos.

                                         

About Rivky Gubitz

Rivky Gubitz, of Floretti Flowers, is originally from Belgium. A creative and innovative personality, she tells us “I was always inspired by the modern and clean floral design in Europe. When I moved to the States, it was obvious to me that it was lacking here. I returned to Belgium and trained by a florist from Holland. Now I can bring that inspiration to you!”   Rivky’s accessories and vases are imported from Europe and she offers a large variety of ready-made arrangements in all different price ranges. Enjoy our unique ideas like the wine bottle floral ring or floral picture frame. Their Shavuos pop-up shop is located at 740 West Kennedy with the option to deliver. We open up 3 days before Shavuos. Follow on instagram @florettiflowers

2 COMMENTS

  1. A great trick to revive dying hydrangeas is to cut the stem and immediately place them in boiling hot water . Keep them standing in the hot water for as long as it takes for the flower to revive itself. This takes a few hours but works amazingly

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