Hey flower lovers! Kate here, popping in to bring you a few simple little tips you can practice at home to keep your flowers looking as fresh as possible for as long as possible! Every #littlejarofhappiness comes with a flower care swing tag, so all your favourite flower loving friends will receive these tips with their blooms as well.

  1. Where should you place your blooms? Somewhere cool and dry, away from draughts and heating/cooling vents or anywhere the air temperature will change a lot. Just like us, your flowers don’t want to be too hot or too cold or at the mercy of a chilly wind. You should also keep them away from the fruit bowl if you can, because when fruit starts to ripen it releases gases that can make your flowers wilt!

  2. Replace the water in your Little Jar every few days, or at least when you notice it’s becoming a little cloudy. Fresh flowers love having clean water to drink.

  3. Trim the stems when you replace the water. This will just make it easier for your blooms to drink. You should trim at least 1cm off the bottom of the stems, and at a sharp angle. This means there is more surface area to absorb the water, and more efficient drinking = fresher blooms for longer!

  4. Make sure there are no stray leaves or petals sitting below the water line. Anything in the water will start to decay and cause bacteria and other yucky stuff to grow in the water, which we do not want your lovely flowers to soak up!

  5. Remove any wilting flowers as they die. Much like the fruit in your fruit bowl, wilting flowers release a gass that can impact the other blooms around them. As soon as you start to see a flower looking a bit unhappy, remove it from your jar so that it doesn’t accelerate the decay of the other blooms around it.

  6. Sit back and enjoy! Taking care of your blooms shouldn't feel like a chore, so feel free to do as many (or as few!) of these things as you like. Some flowers will last longer than others just because of the way Mother Nature made them, so have fun enjoying the different life cycles of the blooms in your home.

Kate Williams