Curate & Style
When the first flowers begin to wilt, pull them out to help preserve the vase life of your remaining flowers. Replace the water and fluff up the bouquet.
As your roses bloom and the outer petals begin to wither, pull them out and trim their stems. Decant them into shorter vessels and scatter them throughout your home.
At the end of your bouquet’s life, discard the withered flowers and pull out any remaining hardy stems. Sunflowers, craspedia, strawflowers and some foliage can keep well into another week. Trim these as short as possible and watch them dry naturally over the coming days.
The outer petals on roses are know as guard petals. They are thicker, more robust and often green and brown. They serve as protectors to the more fragile inner petals and will wither first. We love their more rustic aesthetic, but they can also be peeled off to reveal more colourful ones beneath.