On these grey January days, cut flowers are a real treat. Whether they come from the florist's shop or the grocery story, flowers are a cheerful addition to any decor. Here's are some tip for making them last longer.
- Remove flowers from their packaging. Cut the stems and remove any foliage that will be below the water line.
- Fill a vase with water; add a couple of drops of chlorine bleach to the water. The bleach helps to keep the water fresh and will make the flowers last longer. Be sure to replenish the water if it gets low.
- When flowers open up, remove the pollen-producing anthers.
Warning: you'll get pollen on your hands when you do this; be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterword.
Here's how the flowers will look with the anthers removed:
If you follow these simple steps, your flowers will stay pretty for quite a long time!