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Caring for your Cut Flowers

When properly cared for, cut flowers will stay fresh in a vase of water for seven to ten days. Lets find out how to make this happen without a magic wand.

1. For long-lasting bouquets find bunches that have several unopened buds. When you get home recut 1/4 inch from the stems at a diagonal with SHARP scissors or a knife.

2. Fill the vase with about 3 - 4 inches of lukewarm water, not ice cold, which is taken up better by the stems.

3. Use flower food - but not on tulips.

4. Every couple days change the water and trim the stems a half inch or so - note: tulip stems will continue to grow in length after being cut other flowers will not.


Certain flowers can be toxic to our fuzzy friends such as lilies, tulips and daffodils- keep these away from your pets.

Don’t mix tulips with cut daffodils. Daffodils exude a sap that clogs the water uptake of other flowers.

Tulips are phototropic, bending towards the light, so rotate containers daily to keep stems more upright.

Keep out of direct sunlight for longer lasting results.

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