(Closed) Anybody know about flower food?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What should I do for the flower food?
    Wait until this afternoon when I can purchase some : (4 votes)
    57 %
    Make some with the recipe from Ehow : (1 votes)
    14 %
    Something else (explain, please) : (2 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The sugar, bleach and lemon juice will do just fine, but just remember that warm water opens your buds, so unless you are ready for them to open, put them in cooler water. Fifty flowers usually has a recommendation on how long each type of flower takes to open…check witht the site. And remember to diagonally cut each stem so that they can soak up the water…this needs to be done every day, as well as changing the water for the best results.

    Post # 4
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I know bleach works well for flowers, but you might not want it around your dress…

    Post # 5
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    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    The most important thing is to get them in water ASAP!  Cut an inch or so off the ends and get them in water.

    I had my flowers delivered (from Blooms by the Box) on Thursday for a Saturday wedding and I just put them in water- no flower food and they were fine (mostly roses).

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I make my flowers last the longest by just going with sugar and water, but trimming the bottoms off ABOVE the lowest knob. Those knobs in the roses can inhibit water uptake if that’s at the very base. You want a stem part. I haven’t heard of bleach and I wouldn’t want them dripping that AT ALL. And flowers are moist. and bleach smells!!!

    Also, trim your stems every other day. They get shorter and shorter, but if you don’t have a long time to go, you want them taking up as much water as you can so they don’t become dehdrated. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I don’t know who told you to use bleach, but that is NOT a good idea! I used to work as a florist, and I can tell you right now that bleach is bad. Sugar water is okay, but honestly, just plain ol’ lukewarm water works best. Flower food is more of a preservative, it doesn’t really do anything help the flowers open. It mainly just keeps them alive and looking pretty longer. I say put them in fresh lukewarm water ASAP, and then get some flower food later and add it to the fresh water when you change it tomorrow.

    Post # 9
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    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Exactly what is in flower food anyway?

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    Bleach works really well!!! But yes, just be careful with your dress. Sugar works well too.

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