The object of this invention was to develop a sealing material that allows the transport of flower arrangements in a suitable vessel with continuous liquid contact. To achieve this, a suitable transport vessel is filled with water and the flowers are placed into it. Then, a hydrophobic substance with a density of <1 g/cm3, like a suitable grease, is applied in liquid form into the vessel. The grease floats on the water surface, penetrates between the stems and solidifies. Afterwards a water-containing liquid is applied on this layer and penetrates between the stems, too. Finally it solidifies into a gel with sufficient stability. The method allows an uninterrupted supply of water, nutrients and fresh-keeping agents for the flowers. As a result, the durability of the flowers will be increased under certain circumstances.
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