For today’s tiny tip on a Thursday, I thought I’d share the little things I do to make my flowers last longer.
I love fresh flowers on the kitchen table and around the house. I don’t love it when they start to fade away. I find wilting flower arrangements a bit depressing so I try to keep my flowers looking fresh and “happy” as long as possible.
Here are my tricks for making flowers last longer:
Pick the bouquets that aren’t already fully opened. The Valentine’s Day arrangement my husband gave me had quite a few unopened buds. I think this helped them last a bit longer.
Water them! I may struggle with my plants but I do a pretty good job of making sure to add fresh water to my vase of flowers.
If a “stay fresh longer” packet came with them, use that. If not, add an aspirin to the water.
Take out or cut the wilting flower heads. Just like “dead heading” the flowers growing in the garden helps them bloom, this helps the flower arrangement last a bit longer.
Don’t be afraid to break up the arrangement to make new ones to enjoy. Don’t forget to cut the stems again when separating the flowers and adding them to new vases.
What are your tips and tricks for making flower arrangements last a bit longer?