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How to Keep Flowers Fresh in the Home

24 January 2011 1,826 views No Comment

There is often no nicer way to enhance a room than with a bunch of fresh flowers. They not only look fantastic, but they also smell nice too. They brighten the home and they can really help to lift your mood. The only problem is, sometimes they only seem to last a day or two. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make fresh flowers last a little longer? Well now you can and below you will find a few tips on how to do it.

Strip Leaves and Foliage

It is important to take off any leaves and foliage below the water line. You should also trim the stems a little before you place them in water. It is also recommended that you trim the stems a little every other day. This will help to keep them fresh for longer.

Add a little Aspirin

This may sound like a really odd tip, but fresh flowers last longer when crushed aspirin is added to the water. You should change the water every other day and each time add one crushed aspirin into the water. There are also other items you can place in the water instead of aspirin. These include a spoonful of sugar, a pinch of salt and a multivitamin.

Hold them in Place with Hairspray

Some people have found that spraying their cut flowers with a little hairspray really helps to keep them looking fresh. However, you should make sure that you stand at least a foot away from the flowers before you spray them.

Add a Little Vodka

This is another unique tip that helps to eliminate bacteria. It is the bacteria in the water which causes the flowers to die quickly. By adding vodka you will help to eliminate that bacteria and therefore the flowers should last longer.

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