Monday, October 13, 2008

2006 - Munich - Prague

Fresh Flowers At Home

These are some of fresh flowers we have at home. At least, once a week, we must have fresh flowers.......... we like colorful flowers, beautiful smell, feeling new everyday. People may not like fresh flowers.. why? susah nak jaga, malas nak ganti air... most of all... mahal especially in Putrajaya.

How to take care fresh flowers? Supaya tahan lama?? Here are some tips:
My friend taught us to add a small amount of sugar and lemon juice. Why? Sugar acts as a food to flowers and lemon juice allows the food to travel up the stem faster and more efficiently. Tak percaya? Cubalah!

Alternatively, you can also use a small amount of sugar, aspirin and a coin (5 cent) in your vase for the same effect. Ini mudah ler..... campakkan siling 5/10/20 sen... 50 cent is too big laa.... tapi nak letak apa salahnya!

This is my favourite... baunya sedap banget! Tahan lama dan segar seluruh living room!

Oh ya... satu lagi. Make sure you place flowers away from fruit. Fruit gives off a natural gas that harms flowers. Kalau campur dgn bunga plastic, as above pic.. tak pe... but not fresh buah okay!

Finally, if you want to cut flower from your garden, like rose you shoud do it early morning. The flowers have had the benefit of cool night air and morning dew. Their stems are filled with water and carbohydrates and so are firm to the touch. As the day warms up, flowers gradually dehydrate.
But not during the midday (tengah hari buta) as transpiration rates are at a peak and plants are rapidly losing moisture through their leaves. Flowers become limp; their necks become bent. If cut, they will not recuperate well and their vase life will probably be short.