Tips to Keep Those Fresh-Cut Flowers Alive Longer
So you received some fresh cut flowers for your birthday or for Valentine's Day, but how do you keep those flowers looking beautiful?
You've probably heard of tips and tricks for keeping flowers alive longer, but these are some really interesting ones. Try them out and see how well your flowers look after a week.
1 - Cut the Stems. Sure, you've heard to cut the stems and even to angle the cut, but there's one more step to remember. When you cut the stems, do it underwater. This makes it so air doesn't get in, and will keep your flowers looking better, longer.
2 - Sugar. After the flowers are cut, they can't get all the nutrients they would normally need. Sugar is one of these nutrients. Help them out by adding a few pinches of sugar to the water. JUST A FEW!
3 - Water. When adding water to the vase or glass the flowers are going in, make sure it's warm water. Not hot. Not cold. Just nice room-temperature water.
4 - Spread Them Out. This is a simple one that's easily forgot. Don't overcrowd the flowers. They need their space and their fair share of nutrients and water.
5 - Aspirin. This is a weird one that a lot of people say definitely works. They say to add one tablet of aspirin to the water every other day.