It is a custom to hang a Christmas wreath at your front door. It is believed that initially wreaths were hung in ancient Rome to celebrate victory. In Christianity, wreaths symbolize Christ. These are usually decorated with pine cones, berries, ornaments, bows and ribbons. Due to dry and cold weather in December, wreaths often dry up quickly and cannot be used for a long time.
Flower delivery Singapore has a variety of wreaths. They also provide with personalized wreaths which you can get delivered at your footstep. Below are a few tips for keeping wreaths fresh:
- Select fresh flowers and greens
Florist Singapore suggests using fresh flowers and greens, this is the first step to keeping your wreaths fresh for longer time. Ensure that you buy greens in surplus and select the greens that have a strong fragrance and bright colour.
- Soak greens
It is suggested by professional florists to soak all the greens for almost 24 hours before using them. It will help them retain moisture that is required to keep them going for a longer period of time. According to florists in Singapore moisture is the best retainer of Christmas greens.
- Mist your greens
Use a mister to provide water to your greens at least once a day. However, ensure that you do not over-mist them. Avoid watering them as it might ruin the arrangement.
- Do not keep wreaths in direct sunlight
It is suggested that you should not put your wreath in direct sunlight or near heat. Sunlight and heat will dry and burn all of the greens. Fresh cut greens remain fresh if kept away from heat and sunlight.
- Greens last longer indoors than outdoors
Greens usually do not last longer outdoors; indoors they remain fresh for a much longer time. It is because indoors it is usually dry and warm.
- Touch up or replace tired looking greens
You can use fresh greens to replace dried out looking ones in wreaths and flower arrangements. It is advised to order fresh greens instead of using left overs as they will also dry out soon.
- Use an anti-transpirant
You can use anti-transpirant on Christmas wreaths and other flower arrangements as it will help them last longer by creating a layer of moisture on leaves and needles to trap moisture. It is easily available at any flower delivery Singapore service.
These are a few tips for keeping wreaths and Christmas greens fresh for longer time.