These floral designs are table arrangements made by our students under the instructions of our floral design teachers during real lessons of California Flower Art Academy.
After you buy fresh cut flowers at a flower market or floral shop, you want to keep such flowers as fresh as possible and try to prolong their life. There are lots of ways and secrets to do so. We would like to introduce the most primitive and easiest ways WHAT WE CALL "3 C's" as follows:
1st C: Clean Water
2nd C: Clean Cut
3rd C: Cold Temperature
A. 1st C: Clean Water
In order to avoid bacteria to grow, using clean water is important. It is ideal to change water every day to keep water fresh and clean.
B. 2nd C: Clean Cut
Before putting fresh flowers in the water, cut stems of flowers. Ideally stems should be cut in the water preferably with angle in order to make hydration easily. To help hydration easily and effectively, cutting stems on a regular basis is ideal. Namely always try to do Clean Cut.
C. 3rd C: Cold Temperature
Not only water temperature but also air temperature is important to prolong the life of fresh flowers. The temperature should not exceed 65 degrees Fahrenheit but not too be too cold. Roughly speaking it should range between 50 and 60 degrees F.
Above mentioned method is a very primitive and economical way. If you like, you can use preservative in the water to make sure that bacteria will never grow and keep the water clean even when water temperature goes up. If you join California Flower Art Academy
, you can learn not only floral arrangements but also how to handle and keep fresh flowers. We offer a Wide Range of Programs
from which you can select your most favorite one depending on your taste, budget and goal for learning floral designs. For more information, feel free to contact email@example.com
Here is YouTube introducing How To Make Cut Flowers Last Longer. Video source is Handyman Magazine