Make Flowers Last Longer
It’s the time of year to give and get fresh flowers. So how can you make them last longer? Here are a few tricks of the trade from the Flowers & Plants Association in the U.K.: Be sure your vase is very clean and use fresh lukewarm water with some commercial cut flower food added. Regularly top-up the water, adding flower food in proportion. Remove all leaves below water level. Cut at least one inch off stems, cutting on an angle with a sharp knife or scissors. Avoid direct heat, sunlight or drafts, taking care to keep flowers away from fruit. Remove flowers that fade as they occur.
Appreciate Local, Independent Journalism?
Donate to help the West Texas Tribune strong!
The West Texas Tribune is a community-based newspaper that has been published, uninterrupted, since May 2005. Our goal is to highlight events and people throughout West Texas as an independent, locally run newspaper. We thrive on the support of our local community.