Most of us know about how to take care of a bunch of flowers to enjoy them for at least a week. But what to do with flower arrangements to make them last? Unlike bouquets you can`t just put flower arrangements into a vase filled with water. With flower arrangements, the individual flowers are arranged in what is known as floral foam. The use of floral foam enables florists to bring flowers in artful and original shapes. But even then the flowers need plenty of water. Read here what you should consider when it comes to arrangement care.
In principle, floral foam has the same properties as flower stems themselves: a spongy texture that absorbs water. The light, slightly porous material of floral foam is also pH balanced. In this way, the acidity from the environment to the flowers, remains at an optimum level. Floral foam in its various forms was invented in 1954 by the Smithers-Oasis Company. The introduction of the new product has triggered a revolution in the floral world. As with the new foam it was suddenly possible to easily tie flowers into
special shapes and create table arrangements, wreaths and flower baskets.
Florists prepare the basis of flower arrangements carefully, so that the flowers get enough water and nutrients. For this, florists use a large container and fill it with water as well as with special flower food. The floral foam is then and placed inside the container to absorb the liquid. After receiving a floral arrangement from someone, all you need to do is to water it a little bit every other day. Best is to use a watering can with a long, narrow neck. Slowly pour some water in the middle from the top of the arrangement - this is all you need to know about arrangement care.
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