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...And hairspray works, too.

Believe it or not, hairspray will stop flowers from fading too soon. Give the petals a very light spritz and they’ll maintain their bold hues longer.


Ordering online?

Know that not all arrangements are created equal. The big brands have a “network” of florists, so quality can often vary (and availability).

When you order online, substitutions are sometimes made with mixed bouquets based on availability so make a note on the order form

for them to contact you if they switch things up from the pretty picture.


The packets aren’t the only thing to add.

those packets do work wonders, but add a bit of sugar to the water along with a copper penny. The sweet stuff will provide nutrients while the change acts as an antibacterial agent.

Other favorites? Aspirin, which can mimic the flower packets and a few drops of (wait for it) vodka, which can slow wilting.


Looking for a way to jazz up your red roses?

Try pairing them with purple statice or heather. Or ask us: "What can you put in that will really make her roses stand out?"


Do you like cold baths?

Neither do flowers.


How fresh is your rose?

Look closely at the bottom of the blossom and see how many outside petals have been removed. The more ripped petals you see, the older it is.


Fruit is the enemy

It emits ethylene gas, so even in a separate bowl a few inches away, it's a surefire flower killer.


Put away those scissors, which can crush the stem.

Instead, use a sharp, non-serrated knife to cut a quarter of an inch off the bottom of the stems, at an angle. While you're at it, cut off those leaves below the water line. They breed bacteria.

 

Yes, your flowers look beautiful in the window - But the heat from direct sunlight will kill them in a day or two.

The trick to making flowers last? Cut the stems at an angle and change the water at least every other day. And use the floral preservative we give you, not copper pennies. Don't forget to wash the vase with soap when you change the water. Otherwise, the bacteria clinging to the sides will contaminate your new water.Fruit is the enemy It emits ethylene gas, so even in a separate bowl a few inches away, it's a surefire flower killer. Put away those scissors, which can crush the stem. Instead, use a sharp, non-serrated knife to cut a quarter of an inch off the bottom of the stems, at an angle. While you're at it, cut off those leaves below the water line. They breed bacteria.


The trick to making flowers last?

Cut the stems at an angle and change the water at least every other day. And use the floral preservative available, not copper pennies.


Don't forget to wash the vase with soap when you change the water.

Otherwise, the bacteria clinging to the sides will contaminate your new water.


more tips to follow on a weekly basis - keep a whatful eye, and happy flowering!

 

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