When you buy fresh flowers, save the clear cellophane. Use the flower feed, if it is powdered, add an eggcup full of boiling water to dissolve it then top up with cold water. Then,scrunch up the cellophane and push this into the bottom of the vase, even on clear glass vases it will remain invisible. This acts as an anchor to position the stems into and help them to stay where you want them to be. The cellophane trick is also good if you have a vase that is too deep for your flower stems.
i have cut rose stems an inch or so and put them submerged in very hot water and revived them that way
Here in the States, I do not use the powdered stuff that
Pour a few drops of Chlorox in vase. Not only does
it keep the water clear but flowers last longer. I presently have a Huge bouquet of Peruvian lilies still
going strong after 15 days.
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