Holding on to your Rose Romance

Our farm prides itself with perfect blossoms, roses with strong stems, buds that open slowly, as if in a slow dance, elegant petals like velvet, and sweet smells that waft, giving you the scent of all things beautiful!  We harvest an average of 6000 stems of flowers a day, including elegant roses.  We have colors for your every whim and fancy, deep reds and burgundy, peaches and sweet pinks, two-tones with colors that swirl, angelic whites and misty greens, sunny yellows and tangy oranges. You can see a sampling of these at http://www.myflowerdepot.com

Whatever your rose preference, enjoy your blooms even longer with these tips for cutting roses.

10 Tips for Cutting and Displaying Roses

Flower Depot Roses

  1. Cut roses in after 3 in the afternoon, when they are highest in food reserves.
  2. Chooses rose buds that have already begun to open, but that are no more than 1/3 to ½ fully open.
  3. Always use clean, sharp pruners to prevent damaging the rose canes and spreading disease.
  4. Leave at least 3 leaves on the stem, to feed the plant.
  5. Remove all leaves that would be below the water line.
  6. Get your roses into water as soon as possible. Bring a bucket of water with you when you cut. If you cut the roses outside without water, re-cut the stems indoors either underwater or immediately plunge them into water
  7. Use either a floral preservative or add a splash of a lemon soda or even a squeeze of lemon and a tablespoon of sugar to the water in the vase.
  8. Change the water whenever it starts to get dirty.
  9. Let your cut roses have a few hours in a cool spot out of direct sunshine before you display them. This conditioning extends their vase life.
  10. If your roses seem to be wilting, water is not able to flow through the stem. Re-cut the stem bottoms and submerge them in very warm, (not so hot you can’t touch it) water and let them sit for about an hour before replacing them in the vase.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by tats_col23 on August 1, 2009 at 4:46 am

    I love this flower ‘Daisies” it’s easy to grow and bloom right at your backyard.”


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