Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh
Written by Debby Walters | March 29, 2017 |
- Cut off the bottom 1/2″ of the stem at an angle so more of the stem can pull up water. If possible, cut the stem under water.
- In order to help keep cut flowers fresh for a longer period of time, add 1 Tblsp. of lemon juice and 1 Tblsp. of sugar to a container 2/3 filled with cool or tepid water.
- Peonies last longer if the stems are split at the bottom with a sharp knife before they are placed in water.
- Remove below the water foliage. Any plant leaves and flowers you leave in the vase water will rot quickly, which will spread bacteria that will kill your flowers before their time.