1. USING FOAM
Floral foam is in most cases essential for the good maintenance and care of your garden or flowers anywhere in your household. This article will take you through the important steps and pieces of information that you need to take into consideration while dealing with floral foam.
2. SELECTING THE CORRECT FOAM
You can‘t use one and the same floral foam for every flower. The effect definitely would not be as good. Remember it this way-the green water-retaining floral foam is used primarily for newly grown flowers and its effect is working the best with fresh plants, whereas the brown floral foam is made specially for flowers that are drying out or flowers that are not real or alive-the fake ones made of plastic.
3. TREATING YOUR FOAM
Take a spacious container-a bucket for instance and soak the foam in it. Never do this under the tap because this might easily lead to drying the foam and this is something that you don‘t want to happen and something you can‘t easily see when it is happening. Also, if the foam is dry your flowers in all probability will get harmed. What you must do is to simply fill the bucket with clean water and place the foam inside it. Usually a foam requires around one third of a minute to absorb enough water in itself. Always remember that you should never leave your foam entirely under the surface of the water. You will have to pull out the foam from the water in the very moment when its top has reached the surface. Then you wait for the foam to dry out from the water. Don‘t forget that the foam should be neither too wet nor too dry.
4. ARRANGING WHILE WORKING WITH A FOAM
The usual way to chop up a foam needs to be that in such a way that there is 1‘‘ between the rim of the bucket and the foam itself. If you do this correctly, you will be able to order the plant matter in a more ordinary manner. Keep in mind that if the level of the foam is the same as the level of the container‘s rim the manner of arrangement of the flower material will have to be most unnatural.
5. PLACING THE FLOWER MATTER IN THE FLORAL FOAM
When you are placing the flowers in the foam you need to be certain that the stem of the flower is touching it properly. Remember that you have to create a new hole for each new stem. Otherwise the air that amasses under the particular stem will damage it.
6. SUPPORTING THE FLORAL FOAM
It is very important that the foam gets in contact with fresh water every single day. If there is no water, the foam will be useless and the effects on your flowers will be overwhelmingly negative.
7. SECURING THE FLOWER MATERIAL
Keep tape close at hand and if you can call somebody else to cut from the tape and make the foam stand still while you are doing the rest of the job.
8. THE DANGER OF SPILLING THE WATER
When you insert the foam inside the bucket full of water it will most likely spill so you shouldn‘t fill the container too much. Or you can just carve a hole in the foam which will gather most of the water and none of it will get spilled.