A day after the Valentine’s Day thousands of flowers may end up in the dump, some may already be wilting at the moment. If you received flowers last Valentine’s Day, here are some of the tips you can take care of them.
Put them in a vase. Pour water into a vase and one by one, place the flowers into it. If one is not enough, have as many vases to accommodate all. Then put them at your center table, the altar or wherever you want them in the part of the house. This way you don’t only extend the life of the flowers, you also make your home welcoming.
Plant them. There are cut flowers that can be replanted. Most flowers sold in shops have cuts at the end of the stems perfect for replanting. Some flower shops seal the ends with plastic encased water to give more life to the plants. Remove those plastics and replant the flowers in a shaded part of your garden. Sometimes it takes weeks for the stems to grow little leaves again, there are times they have to wilt before they grow back; but they will definitely live. Give it a few more months and you’ll have not just a bouquet but a bed of flowers.
Donate them. There are local churches that accept flowers for their many altars. Used bouquets are either reused as is or rearranged together with other donated flowers. Your sunflowers will definitely look good in front of the Santo Nino.
Offer to the deceased. You can place your flowers in a vase or bring the entire bouquet to the tomb of your deceased loved one. This will give another purpose to the flowers you got last Valentine’s Day, and they will look pretty on top of the black marble niche of your late grandmother.
These are just a few of what you can do for those flowers. If you want to keep them as in, bouquets are really pretty and cute, then do it. They’re yours anyway. But if you want to repurpose them, you can choose from the list.