Friday Tip!

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Here’s your tip!

When an Adoring Fan gives you flowers, there are a number of simple things you can do to ensure that they last.

  • Trim the ends of the stems and then immediately put them in water. Do it on a diagonal so that there’s more surface area to get water. Use kitchen shears or a knife to prevent crushing.
  • Remove any leaves that are going to be below the water line. They’ll just rot and shorten the life of the flowers.
  • Use warm water for most flowers. However, bulb flowers, like tulips, should get cold water.
  • Flowers need food, acidity, and an antibacterial agent in the water. Use the packet that comes with the flowers or make your own from 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. bleach, 2 tsp lemon juice to 1 qt warm water.
  • Completely change the water every couple of days.
  • Don’t crowd the flowers. Put them in a vase that gives them a little breathing room.
  • Keep your flowers away from fruit. The ethylene gas from the ripening fruit will shorten the life of your flowers.
  • Enjoy your flowers!


    Published in: on 17 April 2015 at 2:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

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