Fresh is always best, right? And that’s especially true of something special, colorful, and valuable in your home — fresh, cut flowers.
Flowers make a great gift and everyone enjoys them. What’s frustrating is how quickly they begin to wilt and look tired. Then they start to look more like weeds than flowers.
Keeping Your Flowers Fresh Tips
Keeping the water acidic is also a tip some pros endorse. Acidity is vital to plant growth, so adding an ounce or two of white vinegar might make those flowers look their best longer.
The Clorox company recommends ¼ teaspoon of bleach for each vase of flowers, saying the bleach disinfects and keeps the water clear and free of that smelly slime we all experience after a few days on the counter.
Another way to make flowers look better longer is kind of cheating. Some florists say to use hairspray on the underside of the petals and leaves. Obviously, this keeps them from drooping too much.
No matter which tip, trick or urban legend you use for your flowers, the best advice is simple: Change the water in the vase every day. Enjoy those fresh, cut flowers as long as you can!