my daughter sent me 2 dozen roses and told me that the outer petals should be removed so the flowers last longer......I did just that, I removed the outer first layer of petals and now they seem to be dying faster then if I would have left them alone.
Should the layers of petals be left alone? or do you really take off the first layer of petals?
Or maybe a bad batch of Roses?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Home & Garden
Answer by CAGirl4 at 3:05 PM on May. 4, 2010
Answer by MamaRoberts at 11:55 PM on May. 3, 2010
I haven't heard of it making the rose last longer. When I worked in a floral shop, we pulled them off before putting them in an arrangement to make them look better because the outer petals were bent, torn, or bruised and discolored.
Could be that the florist sold her some older roses. My husband had brought home roses that didn't last very long. It's disappointing when they droop the next day.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by ThrivingMom at 4:03 PM on May. 4, 2010