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What flowers are best to give in summer: how to extend their freshness

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Summer is a time of blooming nature, bright colors, and warm sunny days. At this time of year, people strive to make life brighter and more enjoyable for themselves and their loved ones.

A bouquet of fresh flowers is always a good gift that can cheer you up and bring joy. OBOZ.UA tells about the best plants to give in summer.

Unfortunately, due to the summer heat, most flowers fade rather quickly. Therefore, it is better to buy seasonal plants and know how to properly care for them.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea is a symbol of splendor and elegance. Its rather large spherical inflorescences look extremely impressive both on their own and in any bouquet.

Hydrangeas come in different colors: from pale white to bright blue, which allows you to create a variety of color compositions. They are known for their ability to stay fresh for a long time if properly cared for.

What flowers are best to give in summer: how to extend their freshness

To make the flowers last as long as possible, split the stem with a knife and add an aspirin tablet to the water before placing them in a vase. Then place the plants in a cool room away from drafts.

Peony

Peonies are a classic choice for summer bouquets. They have a wonderful aroma and are very popular among women. These flowers are also known for their splendor and long flowering period.

What flowers are best to give in summer: how to extend their freshness

Take a wide vase and pour enough liquid into it so that 1\3 of the peony stem is in the water. It is also worth spraying the flowers with a spray bottle every day.

Daisies

Daisies are a symbol of simplicity and innocence. They always evoke associations with summer meadows, are carefree, and look great in combination with other wildflowers or as an independent bouquet.

What flowers are best to give in summer: how to extend their freshness

Daisies should be placed in cold water so that 3 parts of the entire stem are in it. However, before doing so, remove the excess lower leaves from the stems that will be in contact with moisture so that they do not begin to rot and promote bacterial growth. The water should be changed daily.

Sunflower

Sunflowers are a symbol of summer, sun, and joy. They not only attract attention with their bright color but are also very resistant to high temperatures.

What flowers are best to give in summer: how to extend their freshness

The water in the vase should be at room temperature. You can add a pinch of salt to keep the sunflowers fresh longer. Also, do not place the flowers where there are drafts.

Alstroemeria

Alstroemerias are graceful flowers that resemble miniature lilies. They keep well in a vase and are often used to form bouquets.

What flowers are best to give in summer: how to extend their freshness

These plants don't like heat, so you should place a vase with them in a cool but bright place that is protected from drafts. Also, to keep the flowers fresh for longer, you should change the water once a day.

Eustoma

Eustoma, or lisianthus, are delicate and graceful flowers that resemble roses but have a more fragile structure. They come in different shades: from white to purple, which allows you to create a variety of color combinations.

What flowers are best to give in summer: how to extend their freshness

Never place a vase with a bouquet in direct sunlight. Also, change the water and cut the flowers every two days.

What to do to make flowers last longer in a vase

  • Charcoal: take 2 tablets of activated charcoal, grind them into powder, and pour them into the vase before putting the flowers in it.
  • Alcohol: add 2-3 drops of ammonia to the water with flowers and stir.
  • Vodka: add 2-3 tablespoons of ordinary vodka to 1 liter of water.
  • Aspirin: crush 1 tablet of aspirin and add it to a vase of water before putting the bouquet in it.

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