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Preserving roses - step by step instructions

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Do you want to have something from your rose present for a long time? Then simply preserve them with glycerin. You can find out how to do this here.

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With a bouquet of fresh roses, every flower lover will give pleasure, whether for a birthday, wedding anniversary or any other occasion. Unfortunately, the joy only lasts for a certain time, because the flowering present has only a limited lifespan. And so the rose is wistfully disposed of when it has faded. However, if you want to be reminded of a special event with your rose gift over a longer period of time, simply preserve your bouquet. You can then enjoy the bouquet for up to three years. All you have to do is follow the instructions below and follow some advice.

This is how you can preserve roses

❶ First of all, you need glycerin from the pharmacy.

❷ Now mix 1 part glycerin with 2 parts warm tap water. You have to stir the solution well. The glycerin-water mixture should be sufficient for the first vase filling and as irrigation water for refilling the used liquid for the next two weeks.

❸ Now cut the stems of the roses and the accessories freshly before the treatment.

❹ Now place the bouquet of roses in the vase filled with the mixture. The glycerin then replaces the water in the plant's fluid system. The excess water of the rose evaporates. The glycerin is then retained in the plants as a preservative.

❺ If there are no more glycerine droplets at the flower tips, then the conservation is complete. Now all you have to do is remove the liquid from the vase.

How to handle the preserved roses properly

Now make sure that the roses no longer come into contact with water. It is therefore best to place the bouquet of roses in a vase filled with dry sand. Also, don't take your preserved plants outdoors. These do not tolerate high humidity and direct sunlight.

Tip:
Use a duster or a fine-haired brush to dust the roses occasionally. So you can enjoy the constant blooming of your bouquet.

Benefits of conservation

The roses preserved with glycerin are very temperature tolerant. Temperatures from a few plus degrees up to 50 degrees Celsius are no problem. Places exposed to drafts and insufficient daylight are also no threat to the preserved roses. So this is a much better method than drying flowers.

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