Before you buy roses, please read them carefully. Gently pinch the flower Bud if it is dense and tight so the flower is fresh and will last a long time. If it is soft and a little faded – the product is of poor quality, these roses won't last three days in a vase with water. Though blooming roses look much more spectacular than the buds, life expectancy is much shorter.
Don't throw the roses into a water-filled bath to refresh them. Just enough to dip the stems in a cool and settled water. The petals should not touch water, otherwise they will soon appear dark spots.
Before you put a bouquet of roses in a vase with water, give him a bit to warm up to room temperature. After this you must cut the stem to the vessels of the flowers fully opened. This should be done under running cold water with a knife, but not scissors. As I rose quite solid stem, to make the braid and long cut. The lower leaves are not plucked, they serve as a Foundation for the house.
Water for roses should be at room temperature or should be slightly cool. You can use rainwater, snow melt or settle the boiled water, which should be changed daily. Roses look best on tall vases that allow the stem to take 2/3 in the water.
To preserve the freshness of roses for a long time, you can feed them a nutrient like sugar. Dissolve 20-30 grams of sugar in water or 3 teaspoons of sugar plus two tablespoons of vinegar. Aspirin tablets in one liter of water also works well on life expectancy of cut roses.
Roses do not like direct sunlight, so they quickly lose their moisture and begin to die. Do not place the bouquet on the windowsill and keep away from heating and heating devices ovens, heaters and batteries.
Advice 2: What to do with fresh and wilted roses?
Beauticians and designers give some tips on the use of fresh and wilted flowers. You can surprise them with unusual gifts to your friends or to do something interesting from the dry roses for the interior of your home.
So, what to do with roses, large quantities of which grow in your garden? It turns out that rose petals can be cooked with a delicious jam. It is prepared as follows: fresh petals rinse thoroughly, put in a jar, then sprinkle with sugar and let stand two or three hours. After that, you need to place the petals in the most suitable container and squeeze the juice from half a lemon. The resulting mixture simmer until thick. To jam from roses really happened, you need to follow the following proportions: five hundred grams of petals are required to add one kilogram of sugar.
Rose petals can be used in cosmetics. Of them are creams, oils and lotions. And something can be done even at home, for example, a mask of rose petals and milk serum mask stretch marks on the chest of rose petals with cream, moisturizing mask made of rose petals and so on. But it is worth noting that for cooking both meals and cosmetic products you can use only those roses that you have grown in your garden. The only way you can be sure that their cultivation is not used any harmful substances.
And what about those roses that have wilted? Designers offer to make the lamp "vegetable stained glass." The lamp itself can be done by yourself or order. It will be a kind of design of wooden slats, like Oriental lamp made from paper and sticks. Only in our case we will use instead of paper laminated glass. The leaves of roses and dried petals should be put on one glass, then squeeze the other, then fasten glass in wooden frame. When you turn on the light it will look very impressive.
Mural of roses. You can make it, if you plan to place a framed picture or photo. It is important to dry the leaves and flowers are not "interrupted" the image. Making panels of roses, remember that large flowers should be no larger than the average image in the photograph. Do not place the flowers symmetrically, otherwise it will look unnatural. To glue the rose buds can be a hot melt adhesive. Dried flowers with stems, glued vertically, will look simple and very beautiful.
Fresh or dried rose will be a nice decoration for gift packaging. The easiest option is to attach the flower to the ribbon, which usually tie up a gift. More roses to decorate the table. For example, a low wide glass vase, fill to the brim with water and put flowers. Another interesting variant is associated with the freezing rose petals. They can put the molds in ice and cover with water. Ice cubes with roses inside will definitely impress your guests.