Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Get Your Store Bought Roses to Bloom

Have you ever brought home store bought roses and had them sort of wilt and fall over?  They never bloom or look pretty.  I used to have that problem all of the time.  It didn't matter what additive I put in the water or how much I changed the water, they just wilted and died without a beautiful bloom ever evolving.  By accident and because of blogging I discovered the secret to getting any rose to bloom beautifully. 

I bought roses from the grocery and would bring them home, usually at night.  I would want to preserve the bloom so I could take pictures of them the next day for the blog so I would put them in the refrigerator overnight.  I would first cut them to the desired length and put the additive in the water.  Then I placed the whole bouquet with vase in the refrigerator overnight.  When I would take them out the next day to take the pictures I would keep them out and they would bloom.  Beautifully!

I am not sure why this makes the roses bloom but, it works every time!  These yellow roses are a week old and still beautiful!

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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great tip, Sherry! I'm going to try this the next time that I buy roses. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Hockamier said...

Ok! I'm going to try that. I never get my store boughts to bloom. Thank you!


martinealison said...

Merci pour cette astuce... A aucun moment je n'aurais pensé que votre bouquet puisse résister aussi longtemps !... merveilleux!
Vos photos sont sublimes.
Gros bisous

La Table De Nana said...

That is a great tip:-)

Amy Kinser said...

Wow! Never have heard that but will remember it next time I bring home roses. Thanks for sharing your rose blooming wisdom. :)

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

What a great tip! I'll be sure to try that next time. You should share this with my readers on Transformed Tuesday. I know they would love to know. http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com/2013/03/transformed-tuesday-30-features.html
Hope you can stop by.
Peggy~PJH Designs

Lizbeth McGow said...

Just got some rosees from Kroeger today...will give this a try! Thank You so Much!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the tip. I stopped buying them for that very reason. :)

Lisa said...

Thank you - great tip! I have avoided grocery store roses for this very reason. Lucky for me I am headed to the store this morning!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I have the same problem....but no more. Thanks for sharing this tip.

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a great tip Sherry. Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comment today. Happy Spring!

Barbara Lilian said...

just found you and signed up to follow. What a great helpful tip. I don't often receive shop bought roses as a gift, they are usually from a friends garden, but now I'll certainly remember your tip. looking forward to reading your blog.Thank you best wishes Barbara

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! I'll have to try this. I definitely get this problem now and then. Beautiful! Happy first day of spring!

Shirley said...

We all love roses and love when they bloom. A great tip for all. Thanks Sherry...

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL - I remember that whenever my dad bought my mom flowers, she'd put them in the refrigerator EVERY night before going to bed. We thought she was nuts. Guess not :)

pbrenner said...

Somewhere I heard that putting them in fresh warm water every night, and then refrigerating overnight, would keep them longer - that's what I've always done and it does seem to work. Thanks for reminding me, I had forgotten this (it worked for prolonging other flowers too).


Rosie at The Frugal Freshman Homemaker said...

Stopping by from the Simple & Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme. Love this tip! Definitely going to try it as a way to avoid demanding fresh flowers from the boyfriend haha.
I followed you! Stop by The Frugal Freshman Homemaker sometime!

the Sweetest Memory said...

I love this tip! I didn't realize my flowers weren't blooming until I saw your beautiful images! I will definitely try this next time! Kari