We all love getting flowers, it’s a sign of affection, attention and simply a kind act of generosity we all appreciate. But what we don’t like is to see them wither away in a day or so, but what can we do, it’s how things are. Can we make them last longer? Is there some trick that can continue their lifespan and enable us to enjoy this sign of attention just a bit longer? Luckily for you there is and we’ll show you how to do it!
Tips on Making Your Flowers Stay Fresh Longer
The most important thing about preserving your flowers fresh longer is to change their water regularly and prevent bacteria growing in the water. To prevent bacteria, you need to clean the vase you put them in thoroughly before you use it and make sure it’s bacteria and germ free. Some flowers come with a small package with food for the flowers you need to put in their water, but others don’t so you need to mix some ingredients up and make your flowers stay fresh longer.
You can use ACV and water for this purpose, add 2tbsp of ACV and 2tbsp of sugar and mix it all up before putting your flowers in the water. The sugar serves as food and the ACV prevents bacterial growth. You can also use white vinegar instead of ACV, or even vodka, add a few drops, mix in the sugar and place your flowers in the water.
Change the water regularly, every 2-3 days and make sure you add in the natural preservatives again.
Sugar significantly increases the lifespan of all plants in general, sugar and honey too.
You can also use powdered aspirin to prolong your flowers’ life, it’s an extremely powerful and popular trick. Crush an aspirin and sprinkle it in your water before adding the flower.
Some people like to throw in a copper coin, like the US penny in the flower water, I don’t know why but they say it’s effective in keeping the flowers fresh for longer.
Cut the stems diagonally and keep them in a cool place.
If you pick your flowers from the garden, it’s better to pick them in the morning as they will last longer. If you pick them later in the afternoon they will last shorter as the sun would have already sucked up most of the moisture in them. Also use sharp scissors to cut the stems for longer-lasting flowers.
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