Roses are among the most beautiful flowers that, on some occasions, we receive them or we offer them as gifts, and the rose fragrance embraces us in a vivid and magical cloak.

Various rose bouquets mark different occasions in our lives. Considering the symbol of love, friendship or appreciation, the roses have a life span of up to 7 days once they are cut. But to keep the freshness of a rose bouquet, there are certain tricks that give us the possibility to enjoy their perfume much longer.

Remove the leaves from the stems and those that surround the flowers

  • The removal of certain leaves give a more appealing look to the rose bouquet and helps maintain its freshness. Also, the leaves that come in contact with the water in the vase must be removed.

A few drops of soda helps to refresh the flowers

  • This trick is ensured by the sugar in the carbonated juice composition. However, we must not exaggerate with the soda. Only a quarter of soda from the total amount of the water in the vase should be enough.

Change the vase water daily

  • To keep the flowers fresh, it’s necessary to keep the water fresh. The water tank can quickly develop certain bacteria that can limit the life of the roses, and by changing the water and cleaning the vase daily, ensures optimal conditions for proper maintenance of the rose bouquet.

Protect the vase flower from heating sources

  • In addition, make sure that the vase with the roses bouquet is not exposed throughout the day in the sun and not near the fruit basket in the house, because fruits might decompose and the emanated gas can damage the cut roses.

For fresh flowers, use aspirin

  • It’s a trick used to conserve certain foods, but also to preserve the natural beauty of roses. All you have to do is put 1-2 aspirin pills in the vase, and then put the rose bouquet.

Regularly adjust the stem of the flowers

If the roses show signs of withering, all you have to do is remove the flowers from the vase and cut a small part of each strain. In addition, you need to add fresh water in the vase.

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