Do you feel all dreamy when you look at the flowers your beau gifted you and wish that they’d last forever? Sadly they don’t. Before they turn into a fossilized bookmark, enjoy the sight of them while they last with these simple helpful tips. Buy another bunch once they die.
Soda Can Be Useful Too
That unhealthy bottle of soda lying in your fridge can be to put to some good use. Pour about 4 spoons of soda into the water in your flower vase. The sugar in the soda will make your flowers last longer.
Tip: Use clear sodas , unless you like your base to look colorful.
Your favorite grooming accessory can also double up as a flower preserving agent. At a distance of a foot, spurt some hairspray on to the undersides of the leaves and petals. The flowers will continue looking fresh for a longer span.
Apple Cider Vinegar
When it comes to flower care, you don’t really have to look beyond your hair care routine. Apart from taking care of your skin and hair apple cider vinegar can also double up as a preserving agent. Mix the water in the vase with 2 spoons of sugar and 2 spoons of apple cider vinegar. Change the water daily and add a fresh mixture of vinegar and sugar to the water.
Apart from keeping your spirits high, the vodka will also make your cut flowers last long. Mix two spoonfuls of vodka with 2 spoonfuls of sugar and add it to the water in your flower vase. Keep changing the vodka and sugar mixture to keep the flowers fresh.
Crushed aspirin in water is the most common and most effective advice for preserving cut flowers. Only tip we’d like to add is, don’t forget to change the water with a fresh new crushed aspirin everyday.
The only reason why flowers die quickly is because of the bacterial growth in the water that they’re stored in. Mix a spoon of sugar with ¼ teaspoon of bleach and add it to the water in which the flowers are kept.
A Penny A Day Keeps The Flowers Fresh
Sorry can’t rhyme, but the copper in the penny acts as an acidifier and will stop the bacteria from spreading in the stagnant water.
Sugar in itself is enough to keep flowers fresh. If you don’t have any of the fancy things we mentioned above, just add 3 spoons of sugar everyday and don’t forget to change the water daily.
We hope your flowers last long this Valentine’s season and in case they don’t we hope your beau sends you another fresh bunch of flowers. With online flower delivery it’s all so easy. 😀 Have a splendid Valentine’s week lovers!