February 15, 2011

Keeping Flowers Fresher Longer


Vase of Roses

Did you get a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for Valentines’s Day? Do you want to keep your Valentine’s Day flowers fresher longer? Here are a few tips:

1.  Fill the vase with fresh lukewarm water.

2. Cut the stems of each bloom at an angle with a sharp knife to allow more water to be absorbed.

3.  Place the vase out of direct sunlight in a cool non-drafty area.

4.  Refresh the water and trim the stems 1/2 inch every other day.

5.  In place of flower food, fill the vase with 1/2 water and 1/2 lemon-lime soda.  The sugar in the lemon-lime soda will feed the blooms and the acidity in the soda will keep bacteria at bay.  If you do not have lemon-lime soda, you can achieve a similar result by using a teaspoon each of bleach and sugar.

This is great to know so you can get the most out of your flowers, regardless of the occasion!


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2girlsonabench February 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Wow awesome tip, who knew that flowers liked 7-up/Sprite/generic as much as we do! #flowersnackbook

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