Long Live The Flowers!

Here are some tips on how to make your beautiful flowers last longer!

 

1.     USE SODA

Add ¼ cup of soda in a vase with water. The sugar will make the flowers last longer. 

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2.     HAIRSPRAY IT 

Spritz some hairspray on the undersides of the leaves and petals to preserve it.

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3.     ADD SOME APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar to your water to enhance your flowers’ longevity.

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4.     A LITTLE VODKA DOES THE TRICK

To minimize the growth of bacteria, add a few drops of vodka to the water along with 1 teaspoon of sugar.  Then change the water every day, refreshing the vodka and sugar each time you do.

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5.     ASPIRIN

Crush some aspirin and add it to the water of your flowers. Then change the water every few days, adding newly crushed aspirin each time.

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Flora on Display

During the Victorian times, there was a limited flower selection so certain flowers had specific meanings which people would use to symbolize certain things.  See all the different flowers and its meanings here:

http://aboutflowers.com/flower-a-plant-information-and-photos/meanings-of-flowers.html

 

If you received flowers last Feb 14…good for you!  Now it’s time to OCfy it!  There’s no need to always go the traditional vase route!

 

Why not use a toothbrush holder? 

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How about painting some used soft drink bottles? You can get the step by step DIY instructions here: http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/coke-bottle-flower-vases

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Or just collect lots of old wine bottles to create a spectacular display just like this one!

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Whatever container you choose, with a little imagination, water and some fleurs, you can make your home a little cozier, and a whole lot prettier!