How To Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

How To Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

If you’re looking for a way to make your favorite flowers bloom vibrantly and stay fresh a bit longer, you’ll want to try this neat trick I started using on all my flowers to extend their lifespan by a few days.

Step 1. First remove the leaves below the water line and cut stems at an angle under running water.

Step 2. Fill the vase with warm water so the stems can  absorb it more easily (make sure the vase is clean before filling with water).

Step 3. Add 1/4 can of a non diet lemon/lime soda like Sprite or 7up. I learned that the citric acid in lemon/lime soda helps kill bacteria and sugar may help “feed” the flower petals.

We first learned of this trick in Good Housekeeping magazine and we’ve been using this technique ever since. Trust us, you’ll get blooms for days!

How do you keep your flowers fresh longer? Share your thoughts by commenting below!




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