Fresh Cut Flowers for Home Decorating
How often have
you taken advantage of the fresh flowers in your garden to
decorate your house up a bit, only to have them wilt and looking
too much worse for wear in only a few hours. Here is how to
keep your flowers looking their best for your vase in the
Be sure to cut
flowers in the morning. In the early morning they have the
most moisture, meaning they are less likely to wilt quickly.
Chose buds rather
than blooms, that way not only to they last longer, but you
can enjoy watching the buds bloom.
Cut stems on an
angle using sharp pruning shears. Then inside, cut them again
while immersed in water.
Place stems in
slightly warm water, not cold water, removing any leaves off
the stem that end up below water. They will make the water
mucky and smell faster.
Change water daily,
and recut stems on an angle.
By using these
tips, your floral bouquets you cut from the garden will last
much longer and continue looking fantastic for days.