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Happy Valentines Day! To get the cut flowers you might have received for the vacation, we’re going to go through the basics of cut flower care, including some tried and true home remedies.

The first step in caring for your bouquet is to simply cut the stems underwater. From there, remove any lower leaves from stems that might sit underwater in your vase or container, as these can rot in the water. This could lead to diseases that impede the flow of water to the stems.

Next, put the flowers in a vase or container with warm water and place them in a bright room. Avoid direct sunlight and make sure the room is cool. Also, keep your cut flowers away from fruits! Fruit gives off ethylene gas, which can ripen or ripen very quickly.

When adding additives to the water, use the flower additive packet that often comes with cut flowers. This powdered mixture contains antibacterial and antifungal additives as well as sugar to help the plants grow and feed the flowers.

Then of course there are numerous home remedies when it comes to extending the life of your cut flowers! Some ideas involve adding things to the water in your flower vase like aspirin, coins, bleach, soda, vodka, and even hairspray.

The professionals in the world of cut flowers, like FTD and ProFlowers, have actually studied several of these remedies and then ranked their favorites. Of the various suggestions, the flower experts prefer adding lemon-lime soda or apple cider vinegar and sugar in a vase of cut flowers to the water!

And both agree that your beautiful cut flowers will definitely last longer: the refrigerator.

If you really want to keep your flowers longer, just put the whole vase of flowers in the refrigerator overnight and take them out during the day to enjoy them like a florist in a shop would.

Q: “I received three dogwood cuts, each about two feet high with lots of twigs. I was told I could put them in the water and they could take root. And to my great excitement, they did! What is next and when to do? “- Athena in Brattleboro

It’s time to pot them up. When the roots are thick and lush, place them in a pot of soil. If the roots are still small, keep them in the water longer.

And then … wait. Keep the pot roots in a light but cool room, even if they are up to 40 degrees cool. You basically want to slow down the growth a bit. The goal is to keep them alive and not to rot. In spring you can enjoy them outdoors in the garden.

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