Enjoy Fresh Bouquets Of Beautiful Flowers For Longer With These Tips And Tricks For Making Your Cut Flowers Last

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Now that spring is here, you’re probably more inclined to treat yourself and your living quarters with a fresh bouquet of flowers. The burst of color and sweet, gorgeous scent from the vibrant blooms bring cheer to any space, leaving a lasting impression.

So, whether you’ve picked up a bouquet yourself from the local grocery store or received an arrangement for a special occasion, you’ll want to be able to enjoy them for as long as possible.

Sadly, flower bouquets don’t last forever. The truth is that they start to die once they’re placed in a vase. In just a matter of days, the petals will begin to wilt, and they’ll be dead by the week’s end.

On the bright side, there are ways to extend the longevity of your flowers. Here are some tips and tricks to add a few extra days to the life of your bouquet.

Trim Stems Diagonally

Before arranging your blossoms, it’s necessary to trim the stems diagonally. By cutting a couple of inches off the stems, you’re maximizing the surface area at the bottom of the stems, allowing the flowers to drink up more water.

Every few days, re-trim the stems to keep them hydrated properly. Try cutting them under warm running water to ensure that they get a drink right away.

Change Water Every Day

It’s natural for bacteria to build up as your flowers age, which will quickly make the water cloudy. Changing the water daily is essential for the health of your flowers.

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