When gardens are in full bloom, flowers of all kinds call to be cut. Bringing the outdoors inside is one of the best ways to welcome guests and brighten a room. You'll want to keep your fresh cut flowers as long as possible. Here are a few tips to keep your seasonal blooms looking fresh:
  • Cut flowers in early morning or evening
  • Use room temperature water
  • Change water daily
  • Remove leaves that will be below the vase’s waterline
  • Cut stems at a slight angle, not straight across the stem
  • Make fresh stem cuts every few days to ensure the flower can properly absorb the water
 
Recipe: Make your own Cut Flower Food

Feeding your cut flowers encourages new buds and keeps bacteria from forming in the water. Best of all, it’s easy to make your own. Just add the following to a gallon of water:
  • 2 teaspoons of bleach or lemon juice for a more natural option
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
Change water daily with this solution to keep your cut flowers looking their freshest.


TIP: To finish your tabletop masterpiece, pick up a vase or other vessel to hold your fresh cut flowers at Accents.