Figuring out the proper time to harvest flowers and what to do with them post-harvest to ensure maximum vase life can seem pretty confusing at first. It really is a science unto itself. If you cut too soon, some blooms will wilt or never open; cut others too late and they will fall apart within a matter of hours. Over the last decade, I’ve tried every trick in the book, and even made up a few of my own, to get the maximum vase life out of each and every flower we grow at Floret. I’m thrilled to finally be able to share all of my time-tested tips for the care of my favourite cut flowers and foliage with you.
- Postharvest performance of cut marigold, rose, and sunflower stems as influenced by homemade and commercial floral preservatives
- Biocontrol of Western flower thrips in cut flowers
- Sustainable Cut Flower Production
- Environmental Management Guidelines for Growing Cut Flowers
- Australian Flower Conference – Evaluation Form
- Postharvest Handling of Australian Flowers