The flowers my husband gave me 9 days ago are still beautiful. I use a do-it-yourself flower food and I also cut the stems of the flowers about 0.5 to 1 inch every few days (depending on how long the stems are). For the flower food, I use:

  • a few pinches of sugar
  • a couple squeezes of lemon juice
  • a small splash of bleach
  • luke warm water

I trim off any dead or dying leaves when I see them and I replace the water and flower food every few days when I trim the stems. I just thought I would share this with you because it has made my flowers last twice as long.

Check out the following website, which is where I got the flower food recipe from. The recipe I use is a little different (I only changed it because my vase didn’t have enough room for the suggested recipe).

Kitchn: How To Keep Cut Flowers Longer



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