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Longer lasting bouquets?
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Amy    Posted 06-26-2001 at 16:51:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have a special secret for keeping cut flowers blooming longer-Is there something I can put in the vase to have longer arrangements?
Thank you

Duey (IA)    Posted 06-26-2001 at 20:30:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Amy, My Mother worked in flower shops for 35 years. Her secret was to add 1/2 can of Mountain Dew to the water. She said all that sugar was food that was directly absorbed by the flowers!! Duey

Bayou Dave    Posted 06-26-2001 at 20:22:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We always use a little bleach in the water to keep the alge from growing, and sealing off the cut end of the flower.

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-26-2001 at 18:12:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amy, my mother managed a florist for years. She always told her customers the secret to keeping cut flowers fresher longer was to keep them refridgerated at night. She said when u come into a florist, where do you see the flowers? They are there for a reason. Keep them out of direct sunlight during the day, but at night, give them the chill in the fridge. It works better than any additives to the water.

Good luck.

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