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How to Make Flowers Last Longer

By: amalkhan from Instructables
How to Make Flowers Last Longer
How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Have you ever received a beautiful bouquet of flowers and then been devastated when they wilted and died the next day? Well with this handy guide for How to Make Flowers Last Longer, you’ll never again have to throw out a bouquet on the very next day! By following these simple steps to preserve and maintain the life of your flowers, you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful bouquet for weeks to come. There’s nothing better than a bunch of fresh flowers to brighten up the room!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Primary TechniqueHome Decor

Beginner

SeasonSpring

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There's so much I didn't know about taking care of flowers. Even after putting them in a vase immediately, they still seem to die. Roses might last a couple of days but mine probably needed some flower food. That tip was the best one for me and the other one about trimming the stem.

One of the reasons I rarely ever buy flowers for decorating is bc they wilt so easily and they're so expensive, but this tutorial makes it seem like a great way to make buying flowers worth it.

I had no idea there were so many steps involved in keeping flowers at their freshest. I knew that I should put the food packet in the water, but my favourite tip was that you should gently bash the ends of the stems with a hammer to open up the ends. I usually just cut the tips with sheers, so this is completely different from what I'm used to. I was also surprised that misting flowers with water will help to freshen them. Great tips. I'm going to have to pick up a bouquet and give these tips a try this week.

This is great! I love the recipe for homemade flower food - that's perfect.

Perfect idea to use just before Easter. I hate how quickly flowers wilt.

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