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How to handle roses

How do you keep your roses beautiful for longer?

There are many misconceptions about rose care, and it's time to debunk some of these myths.

A common practice in many countries is to remove the outer petals, also called bracts. This is often seen as a sign of freshness. Unfortunately, this means that people actually only buy half of a real rose.

What people miss when they buy roses this way are the protective petals. These dense and sturdy petals play an important role in maintaining the delicate inner layers of the rose. In addition, they add beauty and energy to the flower.

It's time to change our perception of what a rose should look like. There are more than 13,500 varieties of roses, each with their own color, texture, shape and density. Therefore, the indicators of freshness also vary.

But here's something interesting: Recent studies provide evidence that removing bracts does not help keep flowers fresh longer! If you really want to enjoy beautiful and long-lasting roses, just leave those protective leaves in place.

Let's abandon this myth and appreciate our roses in all their glory.


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The Art of Caring for Roses as Cut Flowers

Roses, with their timeless beauty and enchanting fragrance, are one of the most beloved flowers in the world. When you bring these exquisite blooms into your home as cut flowers, you can enjoy their elegance and fragrance for an extended period. However, to keep your roses looking fresh and vibrant, you need to provide them with the right care. In this guide, we'll show you how to care for roses as cut flowers so you can make the most of their beauty.

Tools and Materials:
Gather the following materials to care for your cut roses effectively:

1. A clean vase: Choose a vase that is tall enough to support the length of your rose stems and has a narrow neck to hold the roses in place.

2. Fresh, lukewarm water: Fill the vase with lukewarm water, as it is easier for roses to absorb.

3. Floral preservative: Use a floral preservative, available at most florist shops, to prolong the life of your roses.

4. Sharp scissors or shears: You'll need these to trim the stems.

Steps to Care for Cut Roses:

1. Trim the stems: Before placing your roses in the vase, trim the stems at an angle under running water. This angled cut increases the surface area for water absorption.

2. Remove any foliage: Remove any leaves that will be submerged in the water, as they can cause bacteria to grow and shorten the vase life of your roses.

3. Prepare the vase: Add lukewarm water to your clean vase and mix in the floral preservative following the package instructions.

4. Arrange the roses: Arrange the roses in the vase, ensuring that no leaves are below the waterline. The stems should be evenly distributed to allow each flower to have access to water.

5. Place in the right location: Keep your vase of roses in a cool, well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. Roses will last longer in a cooler environment.

6. Change the water: Every two days, change the water in the vase and re-cut the stems at an angle. This prevents the growth of harmful bacteria and helps your roses stay fresh.

7. Feed your roses: If you have floral preservative, continue to add it to the fresh water each time you change it. If not, a pinch of sugar and a few drops of lemon juice can also provide nourishment.

8. Enjoy and admire: With proper care, your cut roses can last up to a week or even longer. Regularly remove any faded or wilting blossoms to encourage the remaining roses to flourish.

Taking care of roses as cut flowers is a rewarding and delightful experience. By following these simple steps and dedicating a little time to their maintenance, you can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of roses in your home for an extended period. Whether they're a gift, a symbol of love, or a way to brighten your living space, well-cared-for cut roses will continue to charm and captivate.