There are few things more beautiful than cut flowers in a vase. They instantly brighten any room. That is, of course, until they wilt and die. So how do you make cut flowers last as long as possible? Here are some ideas:
- Cut the bottom of the stems before you put the flowers in the vase. An angled cut is best as this will enable the flower to draw in more water.
- Add a fertilizer to the water. Most flower shops include a pouch with the order. Follow the directions carefully. Don’t use too much.
- Make sure the vase is high enough to support the flowers. Too much strain on the stems will cause the flowers to die sooner.
- After a couple of days, re-snip the stems. This will add an additional day or two to the life of the flowers.
- Flowers last