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Ways to Make Your Fresh-Cut Flowers Last Longer

Nothing compares to the unique beauty of fresh-cut flowers, but they do have one downside – they don’t last very long before they start wilting and turning brown. That’s why people are always looking for ways to help their fresh bouquets stay fresh as long as possible.

If you find yourself with some fresh-cut flowers and are trying to keep them vibrant, consider these tips:

  • Use hairspray – Give your bouquet a spritz of hairspray to help it last longer.
  • Keep them in your refrigerator – There’s a reason why florists always keep their flowers in refrigerated cases. Whenever you’re not displaying your flowers, keep them in your fridge.
  • Cut the stems properly – Cut the bottom of your stems at a 45 degree angle, one inch from the bottom, to give the flower increased surface area to suck in water and stay well hydrated.
  • Use the right water additives – Change the water every few days, and mix in 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar before you add your flowers. You can also try adding a few drops of vodka with a teaspoon of white sugar to you vase water.
  • Add a penny – Dropping a penny into your vase water also can give your flowers an extra boost of life. It’s the copper in the penny that helps, so use a penny dated before 1982, as these have more copper in them than newer pennies.

A Lady Lake apartment at The Quarters provides a beautiful setting for bouquets of fresh cut flowers. For more information about our community and to take a tour of our property, contact us today.