From graduation flowers to anniversary flowers, we want them all to stay fresh forever. Whether they be a reminder of an accomplishment or a showing of affection, flowers should stick around longer, but they are bound to wilt in just a short while. However, despite their fate, there are a few tried and tested ways to make those flowers stay fresh a little while longer, and all of them will take you almost no effort at all! One simple way to extend the life of a cut flower is to trim the flowers once they are home. Cut the stem at a 45-degree angle, a few inches above the bottom of the stem. Promptly put them in a vase filled with water. Speaking of vases, make sure that the vase you are putting your flowers into is cleaned. Bacteria is the worst enemy to flowers, and their presence will cause the flower to wilt faster. For best results, considering swapping out vases every other day, or for best results, every day. Also, the placement of the flowers in your home will determine how long they will stay fresh. Contrary to popular belief, cut flowers do not have to be in direct sunlight. In fact, we recommend the complete opposite. Keep them in a cool, dark room. Since the flowers do not have a root system and therefore do not perform photosynthesis as well as they could, direct sunlight will cause the flower to decay. The less the less sunlight there is, the longer your flowers will stay. Finally, be wary of what some websites urge you to use in order to keep your flowers lasting longer. Besides the plant food we give you, there is no certainty to which other additives will keep your flowers fresh. You can try to see what else could work for you, but we recommend staying away from bleach, copper, and alcohol, to say the least. Flowers cannot stay fresh forever, but with these tips, you'll be able to keep your flowers fresher, longer. For more flower care tips, be sure to ask when you come in to any one of our shops; we would be more than happy to assist!