*Remove all foliage/ leaves that would otherwise be underwater (they decompose, make water cloudy and aid in bacteria growth that will shorten the life of your flowers )
*Always cut with a sharp floral scissor - don't crush the stems. Imagine drinking out of a broken straw. That is what the flower will have to do!
*Cut stems at an angle (this creates a larger area for the flower to drink)
*Quickly place stems into a clean vase filled with cool water *Keep out of direct sunlight
*Change water every 2 days - keep the water clear enough that you would drink it.
To enjoy your flowers even longer place in your refrigerator, if you have room, while you are not enjoying them (i.e. at night or while you are at work during the day). Think of flowers as you would fruits or vegetables - on the kitchen counter they will continue to ripen and age, in the refrigerator they are kept from aging and last a bit longer.
If you are cutting flowers from your garden, do so in the morning, they will be filled with moisture and have recovered overnight from the sun the day before (unless its raining,then cut anytime!). Enjoy!
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