Seven Things A Florist Won't Tell You

These days, calling a florist to place an order is so easy in Singapore. Singapore online florist shops are available 24/7 whether via web, via phone or even through physical stores. They also assure that they have the best blooms and the best arrangements for you or for your loved ones.

There are some things, however, that florists may not tell you. They're not exactly bible secrets, but they are cool tips and tricks to make the most out of your purchase so that you can enjoy your flowers longer. Flowers can be very expensive depending on the time of year that you buy them. This is why it's no wonder most people would really like to make the most out of them since they don't last all that long anyway.

Here are the top 7 things a florist will not tell you about getting more bang for your buck when it comes to buying flowers—but we will!

When should you buy your flowers? Most flower shops restock on Monday mornings, so that's the time to place an order to ensure you get the freshest blooms.Fridays and Saturdays are good days to ask what's on special.

Yes, your flowers look beautiful in the window...but the heat from direct sunlight will kill them in a day or two. Try placing them in an area that's more cool or more shaded if you want them to last longer.

The trick to making flowers last? Cut the stems at an angle and change the water at least every other day. And use the floral preservative florists give you, not copper pennies. This will ensure you get the most out of your beloved blooms.

Most people think simply changing water in the vase is fine, but that's not the truth. Don't forget to wash the vase with soap when you change the water. Otherwise, the bacteria clinging to the sides will contaminate your new water.

How fresh is your rose? Look closely at the bottom of the blossom and see how many outside petals have been removed. The more ripped petals you see, the older it is.

Many flowers today don't have much scent, because growers are breeding for long stems and a lengthy vase life instead. So if you want a scented rose, you might have to ask around or ask your florist to source them especially for you.

Put away those scissors, which can crush the stem. Instead, use a sharp, non-serrated knife to cut a quarter of an inch off the bottom of the stems, at an angle. While you're at it, cut off those leaves below the water line. They breed bacteria.