There’s nothing like brightening up your space with a fresh bouquet of flowers. They instantly beautify any home or office. However, it’s always a disappointment when your flowers begin to wilt. Learn how to make your flowers last longer with these tips for keeping flowers fresh.
Keep the flowers in the fridge overnight
If you walk into your local florist, you’ll notice that flowers are kept refrigerated. If you pop yours in the fridge when you go to sleep, you can keep them looking fresh for a week or more.
Trim the flower stems
Cutting stems at a diagonal before you place flowers in water and trimming them every few days maximizes the flowers’ absorption of water. Remember, flowers continue to “drink” even after they’re placed in a vase!
Supply fresh water for your flowers
Make sure the water in your vase is clear and fresh. Also, avoid keeping your blooms outside the vase for too long, as air exposure can dry their stems.
Try a home hack
Make your own floral preservative with ingredients from your pantry. Dissolve 3 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar per quart of warm water. The vinegar will keep bacteria from growing, while the sugar nourishes the plants.
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