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Help your blooms last longer

by webdev

February 20, 2013

There is perhaps nothing better than receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Unfortunately, the shelf life of cut flowers is not as long as some may like. Luckily, there are ways to help arrangements stay fresh for longer, Reader's Digest reports. 

When it comes to roses, a great way to ensure they stay gorgeous for longer is to sprinkle a crushed up aspirin into the vase prior to placing the flowers inside. Don't have aspirin on hand? Not to worry, the news source reports placing other household items like a copper penny or a teaspoon of sugar in vase water has also been known to extend flowers' shelf life.

You may not want your family indulging in too much soda, but you might want to keep a can around in order to preserve floral arrangements like Teleflora's Sweet Fire Bouquet with Roses. Pouring 1/4 of a cup of soda into the water housing cut flowers can help them bloom for longer. Reader's Digest reports it doesn't matter the type of soda, so stick to a clear option to ensure the water in the vase remains clean. 

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