03 Feb Tips and Tricks for Keeping Those Roses Fresh
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and so is the heavenly scent of roses! If you give or receive roses this season, you’ll want to do your best to ensure they last as long as your undying love. Check out some of our tips and tricks from some of Krohn’s horticulturists to learn how to extend the life of your cut flowers.
Step 1: Ensure your vase is clean and free of dirt.
Step 2: Fill your vase with lukewarm water.
Step 3: Ask a florist/professional to cut the stems. If you feel comfortable cutting them yourself, use a sharp knife or scissors and cut the stems at a 45-degree angle. Immerse the flowers immediately upon cutting.
Step 4: Refrigerate your flowers when you are away to help extend their life.
Step 5: Regularly change the flower water. Fresh is best!
Step 6: Remove leaves or wilting buds.
Step 7: Add flower preservative to the vase water (provided to you when you buy the flowers).
Let us know if these tips and tricks worked for you by tagging us in your Valentine’s Day flower photos on Instagram and Facebook (@cincyparks). Happy Valentine’s Day!
Rose Gardening Made Easy: http://www.rose-gardening-made-easy.com/keep-roses-fresh.html
Krohn Spring Show Events
Flowers Chocolate and Romance
February 14 – 16 I 10 am – 5 pm
Featured Chocolate present by Maverick Chocolate
Sunday, February 16 I 1 – 3 pm
Join a Plant Society Day
Saturday, February 22 I 10 am – 3 pm
Spring Orchid Show and Competition
Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Orchid Society
February 29 – March 1 I 10 am – 5 pm
End of Show Sale
Tuesday, March 10 – 12 I 10 am – 5 pm
Special Events, “Grown-Ups” ONLY
“Krohn Grown” Ups! Bloom and Grow Your Own Houseplants
Friday, January 31, 6 – 8 pm
A Match Made in Habitats: A Valentine Date Night
Friday, February 14, 6 – 8 pm
Botany and Brews featuring Kumquat Citrus
Friday, March 6, 6 – 8 pm