How to Keep Your Flowers Looking Beautiful
Keep the vase filled (or floral foam soaked) with water containing a flower food provided by your florist. Flower food contains nutrients which help flowers last longer but it is important to follow the mixing directions on the flower food packet.
Replace the water every few days. If possible, re-cut stems by removing one to two inches with gardening clippers. Be sure to use sharp clippers that will not crush the stems. Immediately place the stems back into water.
Do NOT place flowers in the refrigerator.
Keep flowers in a cool spot (60 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, which causes flowers to dehydrate.)
Flowers will last longer under cool conditions. If possible place in the coolest room while away from the house or facility for longest life.