How do you keep flowers fresh longer?
Don’t use too much water. With some flowers, the more water you use, the faster they will die. Fill up a quarter of the vase. Floralife powder also helps by breaking down algae in the water. Another trip is to use a drop of bleach, which purifies the water and keeps it fresh. Don’t use sugar or a penny.
What kind of flowers do you recommend for different occasions? Do the old rules — like red for love — still apply?
Not really. In today’s world, people are breaking the rules. Work backward. Find out what colors someone likes. Instead of red, try purple or pink. If you want to give a birthday gift that will be around awhile, give an orchid plant. And when you’re going to someone’s home, make sure the flowers are almost in full bloom. You want the flowers to look their best, like a firework going off.
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