The beauty of cut flowers from the garden or florist is apt to fade all too quickly. Here are a few ways to keep them adorning your home a little longer.
Choose the freshest.
Pick barely open blooms and gently squeeze them at the base. They must feel plump and firm.
Make fresh cuts.
Hold the stems under water while you trim off the dry ends. Place them into a jar of water while you make your arrangement.
Clean up your act.
Leaves that sit under water will decay and shorten the life of blooms, so remove them.
Used with the Permission of:
Ed Mercer | Home Inspector
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