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It's Springtime which means flowers and trees will start to bloom soon if they haven't already. It's a beautiful time when nature comes back to life, and the birds start chirping again, and of course the pollen begins swirling around. For those of you who have a garden, you may want to pick some flowers and c reate a bouquet for someone you love or a beautiful centerpiece for the kitchen table.
Flowers bring light into dark times, and many of us are living through some dark times currently. Flowers will keep your home feeling bright and cheery until the end!
Here are some ways to pick flowers and keep them nice and preserved.
Keep Flowers Fresh Longer
Here is what you need to keep your flowers fresh:
- sugar - just regular white granulated sugar works great
- white vinegar - anywhere between 5 - 10% white vinegar is perfect
The sugar will help feed the flowers the right nutrients they need to survive for longer even after they are cut, while the vinegar will keep the pH of the flowers balanced, preserving and prolonging their lifespan!
Choose your beautiful flowers and cut them from the bottom of the stem at an angle. Cutting them at an angle helps the nutrients from the mixture you're about to make reach the right places in the flower's stem and petals.
Mix equal parts sugar and equal parts vinegar together for a balancing mixture. Use discretion regarding how much of the ingredients to use. It all depends on how many flowers you want to feed!
Pour a few cups of water into the sugar-vinegar mixture and place the bouquet of flowers into a vase filled with the mixture and voila!
Your flowers will now last several days longer than before!