Beautifully cut flowers are a favourite of many people, but there are a few things to remember when you’re deciding whether to purchase one.
First, make sure it’s a new flower.
If it’s been cut in a previous season, it may not have germinated.
Second, choose one that is the right size and shape for your area.
The longer it sits in the ground, the less it will grow, so make sure you find one that’s long enough to be comfortable with.
Finally, check the size and texture of the flower, especially the stems and leaves.
The thicker the flowers, the more likely it is to be a fungus.
If you do choose to buy one, ensure it’s made from natural material, not plastic or synthetic.
For example, if you buy a bouquet, make it as natural as possible.
If there’s a plastic container that comes in contact with your flower, make your bouquet a bit more plump so it won’t be prone to breakage.
You can also make a bouquets by folding it up and storing it inside a glass jar.
When choosing a flower, consider whether it’s worth the extra effort.
For the best result, use a smaller flower to start with, and then increase the size.
But don’t forget to get the best quality flower from a reputable supplier.
If you’d like to read more on how to decide which flower to buy, read How to choose a beautiful flower for your home garden.