27 May 2015

DIY Flower Tips and Inspiration - # 5 - Freesia



Colourful Freesia


This time 'Do-It-Yourself  Flower Tips and Inspiration' is all about the lovely flower Freesia.

  • When you buy Freesia look for plump buds and make sure at least one flower is open or about to open.
  • The flowers open from the bottom of the stems towards the top.
  • Not all the buds will open up along the raceme - to stimulate buds further down to open - you can remove some of the smallest buds at the very top of the flower stem. You can easily snip them off with a pair of scissors.
  • Also remove any wilted flowers to encourage further flowering.
  • Freesia are sensitive to ethylene gas so don't put them near any ripening fruit.
  • Freesia comes in many different colours - pure white, lemon, yellow, orange, gold, amber, pale pink, deep pink, lilac, pale purple and purple.
  • They last for about 5-7 days.
  • Buy some and enjoy their wonderful scent! 


Colourful Freesia


Have a Great Floral Day!

I'll see you later in the week with more Do-It-Yourself flowers from 'Of Spring and Summer'.

~ xoxo ~

Ingrid


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4 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Merci pour ces bons conseils... Ces fleurs aux couleurs chaudes sont magnifiques.

❊ ♡ Gros bisous ♡ ❊

Gerry said...

Ingrid Oh, how beautiful! So I know hardly freesias. I've seen more white and yellow.
This is a beautiful flame of fire!
Have a nice day!

With love, Gerry

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous color combination you have chosen for this arrangement, Ingrid!
I just love the scent of these flowers.

Frances said...

Ingrid, I am a great fan of freesias, for their visual beauty and that scent, too. They make great subjects for drawing or painting.

I appreciate your tips about the bud removal. xo