Aren’t these roses lovely? I brought them in from the garden on Sunday and every time I look at them I feel like smiling. They make an ordinary room feel like a celebration.
Before I put my roses in the silver jug I trimmed the ends neatly and added a spoonful of sugar to the water. To help them last a little longer I’ll also change the water every couple of days.
Other tips often touted for making cut flowers last longer include:
- Putting an aspirin in the vase water
- Putting a copper coin in the vase water
- Adding a spoonful of vinegar to the vase water
- Spraying the petals with hairspray (yes, really)
(And if you have a sneaking suspicion that the only reason I wrote this post was to show off my roses then you would be absolutely right.)
How do you prolong the life of cut flowers?