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Cut Flower Preservative Recipes

What is that magic stuff in the little packet that comes with flowers delivered by the florist? How can you get some to help your home-grown bouquets last longer? It was news to me when a friend who used to have a flower shop told me the secret. Just add a few drops of chlorine bleach and a teaspoon of sugar to a quart of water for a home-made equivalent. Mystery solved, money saved.

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By Jennifer from Gilbertsville, NY

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May 11, 2009

Mix two tablespoons of both, sugar and vinegar to a quart of water. Mix it well. Place flowers in a vase, and add needed amount of this mix in vase. Sugar feeds and vinegar keeps your flowers fresh.

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