(Closed) Flowers in Bouquet Rotting?

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
227 posts
Helper bee

I would say to take apart the bouquet, cut off the mushy ends plus an inch or two, and re-tie it together fairly loosely so that air can get around the stems. And then hang it upside-down somewhere out of direct sunlight that gets a bit of air flow. You may even want to tie them into two or three bunches so the flowers are able to get as much open air as possible. 

Post # 4
3565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If they are salvageable, you should cut the blooms you want to keep off the rotting stems and throw everything else away.  Put the flowers in a tupperware container with dry rice or those little silica packets to dry them out.  The silica packets will also help absorb the smell. 

However, if you just want a few petals, just go ahead and pull what you need off, and dry them out. 

Post # 5
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second hanging them upside down. I’ve done this many times and have never had a problem.

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