Start by preparing the vase. Clean it thoroughly with soap and water to remove any bacteria. Fill the vase with warm water, add flower food if desired, and set it in a cool, shaded place.
When you're ready to arrange the bouquet, cut the stems of the roses under running water, about 1-2 inches from the bottom, at a 45-degree angle. This will help the roses absorb water more easily.
Remove any leaves that will be below the water line to prevent bacteria growth.
Arrange the roses in the vase, starting with the tallest blooms in the center and the shorter ones around the edges. If desired, add filler flowers or greenery to enhance the bouquet.
Make sure the roses are completely submerged in water and change the water every 2-3 days.
To condition the roses, place them in a cool, dark place for several hours before arranging them. This will help the blooms last longer.
Keep the bouquet away from direct sunlight, heat sources, and drafty areas to prevent the roses from wilting too quickly.
To extend the life of the bouquet, re-cut the stems and change the water every 2-3 days.
Removing faded blooms
Regularly remove any yellow or faded blooms to keep the bouquet looking fresh.
By following these steps, you can help your bouquet of roses look beautiful and last as long as possible.