I love fresh flowers at home, over the years I’ve made a ritual of going to the wholesale market twice a month and picking up flowers for my home. I love how they instantly cheer up any space.
Having said that, I live in Mumbai which is either hot or humid all round the year and constantly struggle to keep my flowers happy. I have tried a variety of flower potions- from readymade flower food to paracetamol, apple cider vinegar and concoctions with soda and sugar. Yet, they almost always manage to die within a few days. For someone who doesn’t have too much time to spend at home, I find it very tough to balance their over-blooming and come home very often to dead flowers right before a party at home.
I’ve discovered the trick to make your flowers last longer has more to do with what happens before you put them in a vase and have made my own fool proof mantra of making them last longer.
SHOP IN THE MORNING:
Like most of us, flowers in the wholesale markets are fresher in the morning. Even if you buy from a local store down your lane, buy in the morning when the new stock arrives. By the afternoon, the flowers have been out for too long and have been manhandled by customers as well as the weather.Read More