Arranging Fresh Flowers In A Vase

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.


When you buy roses to help stop then from drooping, cut an inch or so off the bottom at a slant. Then using scissors or a craft knife, cut a slit in the bottom if the stem about an inch up. Think of the split at the bottom of an old fashioned wooden clothes peg and you will get the idea of what I mean, this allows the stems to draw up more water. If your roses have already drooped, wrap the bunch in news paper, cut the stems as I have said, put into fresh water with feed, and then put them somewhere dark and comfortably cool overnight, this sometimes works and they might recover.

Kindest Regards - Borasic Lint from England

November 28, 20070 found this helpful

i have cut rose stems an inch or so and put them submerged in very hot water and revived them that way

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November 28, 20070 found this helpful

Here in the States, I do not use the powdered stuff that

comes w/flowers.

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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