5 Tips For Taking Care of Easter Flowers
One of the biggest issues with getting flowers at Easter whether you receive them or bought them yourself is wondering how best to take care of them. Though so many of us may get or receive Easter flowers, we don’t know how to care for them. And this is what we will seek to answer in this post.
There is nothing worse than getting an Easter flower only to have it look bad in a few days. It doesn’t matter whether it is before or after Easter, either way, it stinks. But the good news is that there are a few things that you can do to help keep your Easter flowers looking nice regardless of what they are.
But what are the most common Easter flowers? They are Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, and Easter Lilies. And the chances are that we all have our favorites. One of you might think that the Easter flower is tulips another lilies and still others Hyacinths. But the good news is that the way to keep them looking nice is the same regardless of what type they are. Further, these tips also helpful for any flower whether real or cut, though there are some more tips that are useful for cut flowers.
Be careful when you buy your Easter flowersOne of the most import things that you can do to ensure that your Easter flowers last a long time is that you are careful when you buy them. The key is to get ones with tight buds. Sure, it might not look nice now, but you will be glad that you did. The problem when you buy an Easter flower that is fully open is that you do not know long it has been in bloom. For all you know it might not look good tomorrow or even loose petals on the way home.
Make sure your flowers are not too warmOne of the main things that cause flowers to spoil is heat. Take for instance when the flowers are in the greenhouse. Though being in the greenhouse makes the flowers bloom sooner especially if it is warm, it will also bloom only a short time. Further, heat encourages weaker growth which means that the flowers will shatter more easily if you buy them in full bloom.
Make sure that your flowers are not getting too much lightThis is something that may be rather surprising to some, especially if you have houseplants. If there is one thing that houseplants need, it is light and lots of it. Chances are with houseplants, even if you think that it is getting enough light, it needs more. But this is not the same with Easter flowers or plants that are in bloom. In this case, you want to make sure that they do not get too much sun. The reason for this is that the sun will cause photosynthesis meaning the plant will grow. This speeds up the blooming process. The goal to make plants bloom longer is to try to slow down the growth.
Don’t overwaterUnfortunately, bulbs are very easy to overwater. The reason for this is that a lot of the energy, etc. is stored in the bulb. The issue with overwatering is if it does not dry out, the bulbs can spoil. This is generally not much of an issue when if you have it only for a short time. The bigger issue is when you are trying to keep the bulbs. You don’t want the bulbs sitting in water especially before you try to store them.
If you want to keep them make sure that you plant them correctlyThis does not always apply to everyone, but there are many of us that if we get or receive Easter flowers, then you better believe we are going to plant it. We may not care too much whether they make it, but we enjoy the challenge. But if you want a greater chance of them making it, you will want to store the bulbs in a cool, dry place until fall (You want to plant your bulbs 1-2 months before the first frost.). This allows the bulbs to have a rest. Your best bet is often to store them in a garage or basement, as long as it isn’t to damp. The key is to plant the bulbs roughly 6-8 inches deep. Far too often people plant bulbs far to shallow.