Tips and Ideas for Making Cut Flowers Last
(how to get weeks of enjoyment!)
Last year I shared a post about how to make your cut flowers and floral arrangements last. It’s something I’ve done for years, so when my Mother’s Day flowers started to fade, I did my thing and continued enjoying them.
When certain blooms started to die, I tore it apart and restyled it. I shared this with you, but it was in real time and really too late to really be of much use. Not so this year.
I’m re-sharing it now so it can be useful.
Hey, it takes me a bit sometimes, but I eventually catch on… lol.
I hope you find a tip or two you may not have known, one you forgot about.. or, that you try the restyling trick!
Let’s Get Started!
I got together:
a white creamer pitcher
a hobnail milk glass
a pink glass vase
a thrift store vase
and a .10 cent jelly jar
- Select container
- Fill it with greenery as a base (also freshly trimmed)
- Add in pink Mini Carnations
More Helpful Tips:
- Use the floral preservative to make your blooms last longer. (the little plastic pack of powder that often accompanies cut and arranged flowers)
No floral preservative? Do This:
- You can add a penny or two and splash of table sugar to your arrangement.
- Add a cap full of bleach to the water.
- For approx. every quart of water, add 2 tsp. sugar and 2 tsp. vinegar.
- Note: Amounts suggested are for an average full sized arrangement.
So again, I went from this…
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