Making cut flowers last longer

BY: The News Voice

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The first step to flower care is cutting of stems and then pruning off leaves. Here are some other ways to make your blooms last longer...

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Apple  Cider  Vinegar   +  Sugar

2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar go into the water in the vase.  Sugar acts as flower food and vinegar as antibacterial agent.

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Aspirin

Crush one pill of aspirin and add it to the vase,  it lowers the pH level and prevents wilting.

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Bleach

Adding 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to your flowers  will keep the water from  getting cloudy as well as fighting bacteria.

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Vodka

Add few drops of vodka or  any clear spirit to your vase.  It produces ethylene that  helps plants mature  and slows wilting.

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Soda

Pour 1/4 cup of soda in  the vase of flowers to make your bouquet last longer.  The sugar in the soda has it smell sweeter too.

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Fridge

Put your flowers in fridge  before sleep,  as they thrive in cooler temperatures and  the flowers will stay  nice and cool.

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Flower Food

Adding flower food to your vase is a tried method  and is true to keep your blooms longer.  You can also add this during other treatments.

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Coins

Add a copper penny to  your bouquet,  it acts as an acidifier  and fights the growing bacteria.

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These are the popular methods to make your bouquets last longer....

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