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The Secret to Making Flowers Last

Posted on March 01 2017

The Secret to Making Flowers Last
Flowers are beautiful, but making them last can prove to be quite a challenge.  Within a few days, those beautiful flowers that you have received into something that barely resembles what was given.  However, there is a secret to keeping your flowers last, and we go over it today in today’s blog! The secret to keeping your flowers fresh lies solely in what you put in the water.  One of the most common mistakes is to let your flowers sit in the vase without adding something in it or even changing out the water.  Now, there are plenty of things that you can put into the water, and each one can do something different. Vodka Sure, this may seem like an odd one at first glance, but there are several properties of vodka that will keep your flowers looking great for days to come.  For example, the ethanol found in vodka acts as a preserving agent that will halt the production of certain enzymes in the flower.   Aspirin Common for heart attacks, but also great for flowers.  Use aspirin in your vase to lower the pH of the water, meaning that water will flow up the stem much more easily.  Not only that, but the acidity of water will help to ward off some of the bacteria that can enter the flower, and consequently exacerbate the decaying process. Now, these two are just the tip of the iceberg, and you can find plenty of more ideas with a quick Google search.  However, just be sure to keep in mind that you need to cut the stems on a diagonal everyday, as to allow for more water to flow up the stem.  With a combination of both of these things, you can make your flowers last for much, much longer! If you are ever in the need for more tips to make your flowers last, or to get your own arrangement of beautiful  flowers, know that the Garden of Eden Flower Shop is the one-stop-spot for all you need!

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