Recut the stems: Cut the stems at an angle so your pretty flowers can soak up all the H2O they can. It won’t make them last forever but it will extend their life a few extra days.
Use additive: Dissolve that little packet of preservative in the water before you arrange your flowers. Pick up a few additional packets from the florist to add when you change the water.
Change the water: Your flowers like drinking stale, dirty water about as much as you do. Change the water every two days to keep your cuttings happy and healthy.
Clean the vase: When you change the water, scrub down the sides of the vase to remove water scum and bacteria that might harm those precious buds.
Avoid direct sun: Flower love sun while growing but once cut they're happier in the shade. Protecting them from direct sun will prevent wilting and petal drop.
Cool 'em down: Overnight, place your flowers in a cool room or even in the fridge during the summer. It will help them retain moisture so they stay fresh looking longer.
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