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Home Special Sections Home, Yard & Garden Make Flowers Last Longer
Make Flowers Last Longer

(SPM Wire) It's the time of year to give and get fresh flowers. So how can you make them last longer?

Here are a few tricks of the trade from the Flowers & Plants Association in the U.K.:

Be sure your vase is very clean and use fresh lukewarm water with some commercial cut flower food added. Regularly top-up the water, adding flower food in proportion.

Remove all leaves below water level. Cut at least one inch off stems, cutting on an angle with a sharp knife or scissors. 

Avoid direct heat, sunlight or drafts, taking care to keep flowers away from fruit. Remove flowers that fade as they occur.


 

 
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