Now, I'm gonna show you how to get roses toopen quickly in a floral arrangement.
This is a beautiful rose that'salready started to open.
So first, I'll talk to you about the water.
Water can help you get any flower to open quickly.
If you have a flower that youfeel is pretty sturdy, pretty fresh, that you've just gotten, especiallyif it's a flower that you want to get open for an event or a party right away, youcan actually use water that's a little bit warmer, almost as warm as you would take abath.
So if you fill up a vase with a substantialamount of water that's about as warm as a bath tub, and there might even be a littlebit of steam coming off the water.
And that steam will help the bloom open up just likeyou would steam open an envelope or anything else.
You wanna have the water level prettyhigh and this make a lot of sense because you want as much water as possible to be ableto travel up the stem and soak in with the roses.
Roses tend to drink a lot of water.
So as that water travels up, it will reach the bloom and open the bloom quickly.
So we'vegot warm water in here.
We've got a lot of water in here.
The other thing is to give the prose a nicefresh cut, especially if you wanna get the rose to open quickly throughout the courseof a day.
Let's say you're trying to use it for the next day for a party or that eveningfor a party, you want to cut it even two, three times.
You want to cut the rose at a nice sharp angle,about a 45 degree angle, so you increase the surface area, so the flowercan drink.
The water will travel all the way up to the bloom that wayand really start to make it open.
If you're really in a pinch and you'vegot to get that rose to open, you can take these outside petals that arecalled guard petals, and peel a few of them away.
So just grab the petal with your hand and,at the base of the petal, pull.
You can see, that's how people petal roses fora wedding.
Twirl the rose around, pull a few more of the petals.
Asyou pull these guard petals, the rose starts to open up.
It has more room todo so.
Finally, finally, blow on the flower.
It'sa little strange, but if you blow on the flower, theinside petals start to open up.
And that is how you get roses to open quickly.