How to Keep Flowers Fresh by Freezing

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Flowers are a gift from the earth. They contribute their variety of colors, shapes, sizes and scents to any environment in which they are placed, making it more pleasurable and beautiful. Unfortunately, once they are cut, flowers live for a relatively short amount of time. They begin to wilt and droop within about one week of being cut. One way to prolong their life and maintain their freshness is to store flowers in a refrigerated cooler at a temperature of about 34 degrees Fahrenheit, which is near freezing.


Keeping Flowers Fresh with Cold Temperatures

Step 1

Wash buckets and vases with a sponge or brush, hot water, dish soap, and a splash of bleach. Thoroughly rinse the buckets and vases. Fill them with cool, fresh water.

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Step 2

Slice ½ to 1 inch from the bottom of the flowers' stems with a florist's knife immediately before placing them in the water-filled containers.


Step 3

Place the containers of flowers in a refrigerated cooler set to a temperature of 34 to 36 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 4

Tightly close the door to the refrigerated cooler once the flowers are in and you are out.

Step 5

Store cut flowers in the cooler when they are not in use.



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