A Guide To Caring For Your Mothers Day Roses


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A Guide To Caring For Your Mothers Day Roses

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  2. 2. A Guide To Caring For Your Mothers Da Congratulations! You received a lovely fresh rose bouquet or a live rose plant on Mothers Day and you want to enjoy them as long as possible.
  3. 3. Florist Prepped Them Before you received your roses, the florist prepped them by removing the thorns, cutting the stems and immersing them in an antibacterial product, and spraying them with an antidessicant to keep them from drooping. This type of preparation is crucial to keeping the flowers fresh until they arrive on your doorstep.
  4. 4. Mothers Day Roses Your Mothers Day roses can last up to 2 weeks and your potted rose plant, of course, will last for an indeterminate period of time, with proper care and attention.
  5. 5. As Soon As You Receive Your Mothers D If the roses arrived in a florist box, immediately remove them and prepare a vase with tepid water and the flower food provided. The key to long-lasting cut flowers is to keep the stems in a state of constant water intake. Air seals the capillaries and blocks water flow.
  6. 6. Recut The Stems At An Angle The solution is to recut the stems at an angle, under water. The reason for cutting the stems at an angle is because if you cut them straight the stems will simply set on the bottom of the vase and block the water. After a day or so, remove the roses from the vase, and re-cut the stems under tepid water. Replace the water in the vase and add more flower food.
  7. 7. Sufficient Water Roses that arrive in a vase have been prepped by the Mothers Day florist who designed your bouquet. Check the water level to see if there is sufficient water. Because dying foliage will cause your arrangement to fade, check to see if any rose leaves are underwater. Without completely removing the rose from the water, as that will allow air to enter the capillaries, lift the rose and strip the foliage off. If you accidentally life the rose from the water, recut at an angle and return to the vase.
  8. 8. Care of a Potted Rose Plant A potted rose plant needs special attention because roses do not grow naturally indoors. Place out of direct sunlight, but in a bright window receiving at least 6 hours of sun daily. Water as soon as the soil feels dry, allowing the water to run out the drainage hole. Do not allow to stand in water after watering. Fertilize your potted rose following the directions on a house plant fertilizer such as Miracle Grow.
  9. 9. Don't Panic Don't panic when you receive your Mothers Day roses! Roses are very resilient and, with a bit of TLC, you will be able to enjoy a fresh bouquet for 2 weeks, and your potted plant for years.
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