Sunday, May 06, 2007

Making Flowers Last Longer

Since Springtime is here, some tips I did and didn't know before reading them...
  • Cut flower stems at an angle, under running water, before placing the flowers in a vase. This prevents air from entering the stems and clogging them up.
  • Warm water in a vase will make buds open faster. Use room-temperature water for flowers that are open and pretty. Slightly wilted blooms can often be revived by submerging the stems in hot water for ten minutes while spraying the petals with cool water.
  • Mixing into the vase's water a small amount of sugar or an asprin tablet will keep flowers fresh longer.