Tips and Ideas for Making Cut Flowers Last
Today I’m sharing how I get weeks of life out of my floral arrangements, with tips on how to make your blooms last longer, how to properly re-cut your stems, and how to restyle an arrangement. Perfect for those times when some of the flowers start to fade and die off, but many are still fresh and viable. I never have the heart to toss the good ones, and this is how I continue to enjoy them!
(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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