05 Dec '17, 11pm

How to make cut #flowers last longer

How to make cut #flowers last longer

Isn’t getting flowers wonderful? That is, until you have to clean out the moldy, smelly vase a week later. What’s even worse is when your hubby brings home flowers on Friday that are dead by Monday morning. Fear not, flower lovers. Here are some handy tricks for you to keep those cut flowers lasting longer than ever: What works Sugar . Did you know that just by adding a couple teaspoons of sugar to the water in your flowers’ vase, you can extend their life? It may be because sugar gives the flowers nutrients that they’re not getting now that they’re no longer in the ground. Vinegar . Some people say that vinegar inhibits bacteria growth and the ideal thing to keep the bacteria away is to actually mix some sugar and vinegar together with the water in the vase before adding the flowers. The 1-2 punch of the sugar and the vinegar is an effective life-extending combo. Clear so...

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