We love fresh flowers in our home and I’m always looking for tips and tricks on how to keep them alive for as long as possible. One of my go to tricks is “fluffing” my roses. It’s SO easy and makes the biggest difference.
My favorite roses for this trick are the inexpensive bouquets from the grocery store. I find these are easier to fluff than the expensive roses (which tend to be silkier). I picked up this $8.99 bouquet from Harris Teeter and followed these easy steps…
Step 1: Carefully remove excess leaves and any browned petals
I remove almost all of the leaves in my bouquet and any dead, damaged or browned outer petals. Any leaves left below the water line of the vase will rot in the water and your flowers will quickly decay.
Step 2: Trim the stems
Cut the stems at an angle, so they drink up more water!
Step 3: Gently pull back each petal
This is the most crucial step—starting with the outermost petals, gently pull each petal away from the center. As you move to the layers closer to the center you can blow into the rose to help open them up a bit.