Guess how old these flowers are
What you need:
- 10 stems Star of Bethlehem or Ornithogalum (cut nine stems 11.5 inches and one stem 9.5 inches)
- 2 handfuls mini river pebbles (found here)
- 1 rectangular vase wider at the top (5.5 Wide at the top, 3.75 Wide at the bottom, x 3.25 inches deep x 7.75 inches High)
- 28 inches variegated green wired ribbon
Flower Cost: $10.00
Rated: Easy Arrangement
Can you guess how old these flower are? I used them in the last Fall Arrangement and when the rest of the flowers in that arrangement had seen better days I threw them away but these Star of Bethlehem were still blooming and the stalks were still in great shape, so I used them again. Heck, they were only 10 days old...haha. They were still blooming when I threw them out at 14 days... and a full two weeks of not being in the cooler. I did put flower food (found here) in the floral foam of the first arrangement and after I re-cut them for this arrangement I gave them another packet. That does help a lot. Also washing your vase with soap and water and a drop of bleach helps kill bacteria in a vase that causes flower stems to rot. It also helps to give the stems a fresh cut with a very sharp angle (see below) so that they can drink up more water, and for these stems you need very sharp pruning shears so I used the little 6 1/4 inch Clauss shears (found here). They are super.
So, if you are looking for a very long lasting flower, Star of Bethlehem may just win the prize. If you have your Star of Bethlehem and your supplies, let's begin.