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How Do You Prepare, Arrange, and Make Roses Last?

Start with 24 Assorted Roses from

1.  Remove the aqua pack and plastic wrapping

The roses come wrapped in protective plastic wrapping and aqua pack to keep them hydrated through delivery.

2.  Remove the outside guard petals

Most people don't know that roses grow with rugged outer petals called guard petals. They're there to protect the more delicate petals of the rose – there shouldn't be more then 2 or 3 per bloom. Notice how closed and tight this bloom is. Because ProFlowers roses are shipped fresh from the field, they're in bud form to last longer.

3.  Strip all leaves below the water line

This keeps the water clean and makes the roses last longer.

4.  Cut each stem about an inch from the bottom at an angle

Remember, no guard petals, no low leaves and cut at an angle.

5.  Before you arrange, pour one packet of flower food into your water

Your flowers should come with 2 packets of flower food. The nutrients in the food will help the roses bloom and stay beautiful longer.

6.  Place each prepped stem into the vase

For these assorted roses, simply place each prepped stem in the vase, spiraling around the rim and working from the outside in.

7.  In just a couple days, your roses will open up to look full and beautiful

8.  Change the water in 3 days

Remember, in 3 days you'll want to change the water, put the second packet of flower food in and re-cut the stems.

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