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Making Your Cut Flowers Last Longer

Care of Cut Flower Arrangements

It's so sad to see a beautiful arrangement begin to wilt and droop. Follow these simple rules to make your flowers last longer: 

  • Get flowers home and into water ASAP
  • Rinse the stems, recut, and remove any leaves or blossoms that have fallen.
  • Check the water level in the vase and replenish it frequently.
  • Keep your vase as clean as a teacup.
  • Flowers that go limp are not drinking well and should be recut.
  • Always discard wilted blooms.
  • Keep flowers away from drafts and direct sunlight.
  • Keep flowers away from ripening fruits, which emit ethylene gas, a substance that causes buds to remain closed, petals to have poor color, and flowers to have a shortened vase life.


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