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Five Tips to Help Your Valentine’s Day Flowers Look Their Best and Last Longer

Posted February 13, 2018

  1. Before putting your flowers in the vase, remove any leaves on the lower portion of the stem. Any foliage that is underwater in the vase will get diseased.
  2. Before placing in a vase, make a fresh cut one-inch up the base of the stem. This will expose new tissue that can soak up water and keep the flowers fresh. Placing the stems underwater when making the cut will avoid getting an air bubble in the flower stem.
  3. If you receive a packet of flower preservative with your flowers, use it. This preservative provides nutrients, kills bacteria, and balances the acidity of the water for good floral color.
  4. Re-cut the stems every couple of days and remember to change the water in the vase daily.
  5. Your flowers will last longer if you place them in a cool location, away from direct sunlight and warm drafts.

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