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How to make those Valentine’s Day flowers last longer and keep them fresh

Knowing how to make flowers last longer can add precious days to the life of your bouquet. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, fresh cut flowers will be on coffee tables across the country. Most of us put them in our favorite vase, fill it with water, and just leave it there. But did you know that you can extend the life of your flowers with a few simple tricks?

No matter what flower you get, these tips will help.Although, if you have a cat or a dog, you should be especially careful this flower† Here, we’ll show you step-by-step how to make your blooms last longer.

How do flowers last longer?

1. Cut off the stem

A rose trimmed with pruning shears on the counter next to a bouquet of roses

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While it’s tempting to put the flowers in a pot right away, trimming the stems will make them last longer. Trim a few inches diagonally from the end with scissors or bypass scissors, such as EnduroPRO Titanium Secateurs ($34.43, Amazon

Cut at an angle for better water absorption, so make sure you don’t cross straight. You can also take this opportunity to change the height of the flowers you display to make them look their best. Trim every other day for best results.

2. Keep water

A pitcher pours water into a vase next to a bouquet of flowers.

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To give your bouquet the best chance, the water should be kept fresh and clean. First, make sure the vase you plan to use is clean and thoroughly rinse off any soapy residue. Then pour in lukewarm water; you don’t want it to be too cold or too hot, so taste it first.

Then add the grains. Most bouquets come with a pouch for your use, but if not, we recommend Chrysal Flower Food ($12.99, Amazon† Read instructions to ensure correct amount of dilution. Add food to dissolve, then add flowers, making sure all stems are covered. Pay attention to the water level and change it every two or three days.

If you don’t want to use flower grains, you can also add two tablespoons of white sugar and white vinegar, which can also promote growth and inhibit bacteria.

3. Trim the excess

Flowers ready for display with extra leaves on the table

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It seems like a shame to cut a few leaves from a bouquet before hanging it. But this actually improves shelf life. Trimming unnecessary leaves, especially below the waterline, and areas that have decayed will prevent bacterial growth.

Trimming the leaves will also make the bouquet look better because the vase will be less crowded and the focus will be more on the flowers.

4. Pay attention to where you put them

Small vase by the window under direct sunlight

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You might think that direct sunlight will help your flowers bloom, but too much sunlight is actually bad for them. Direct sunlight can overheat and dry out the bouquet; before you know it, the water level has been depleted and your blooms haven’t lasted a day.

Also, keep your bouquet away from cold winds, such as open windows, as this can also dry out the bouquet. Try to stand in a neutral position in the center of the room so everyone can see you.

5. Keep an eye on your bouquet

Yellow tulips begin to wilt

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Unfortunately, even if you follow these tips, your blooms won’t last forever. Remove dying flowers from healthy ones if they start to wilt. This prevents the spread of fungi and bacteria. Also keep an eye out for dead leaves or petals that fall into the water to avoid contamination.

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How to make those Valentine’s Day flowers last longer and keep them fresh

Knowing how to make flowers last longer can add precious days to the lifespan of your bouquet. Thanks to Valentine’s Day, there will be freshly cut flowers gracing coffee tables across the country. The majority of us will pop them in our favorite vase, fill it with water, and leave it at that. But, did you know you can extend the life of your flowers with a few simple tips? 
Whichever flowers you’ve been lucky enough to receive, these tips can help. Although, if you own a cat or dog, you should be particularly careful with these types of flowers. Here, we will take you through what to do step-by-step to make your flowers last longer. 
How to make flowers last longer
1. Trim the stems 

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As tempting as it is to pot your flowers immediately, trimming the stems will help them last longer. Trim a few inches from the end at a diagonal angle using a pair of scissors or bypass shears, such as the EnduroPRO Titanium Pruning Shears ($34.43, Amazon). 
Trimming at an angle allows for better water intake, so make sure you don’t cut straight. You can also use this opportunity to vary the height of your flowers on display, so they look better. Re-trim your stems every couple of days for the best results.
2. Maintain the water 

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If you want to give your bouquet the best chance, the water needs to be kept fresh and clean. First, make sure the vase you want to use is clean and well-rinsed of any residual soap. Then fill it with lukewarm water — you don’t want it too cold or too hot, so test it first. 
Next, add flower food. Most bouquets come with a sachet which you can use, but if not we recommend Chrysal Flower Food ($12.99, Amazon). Read the directions to make sure you’re diluting the correct amount. Stir in the food to dissolve it and then add your flowers, making sure the stems are all submerged. Keep your eye on the water level and change it every two-three days. 
If you don’t want to use flower food, you can also add two tablespoons of sugar and white vinegar, which will also promote growth and deter bacteria.
3. Prune the excess 

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It might seem a shame to trim some of the leaves from your bouquet prior to display. But, this actually improves the lifespan. By trimming away any unnecessary leaves, particularly those below the waterline, as well as any areas which have started to rot, you’re deterring bacterial growth. 
By trimming the leaves, the bouquet will actually look better too, because the vase will be less crowded and the focus is more on the flowers.
4. Watch where you place them 

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You might think direct sunlight will help your flowers bloom, but too much will actually be bad for them. Direct sunlight can overheat a bouquet and cause it to dehydrate — before you know it, the water level is depleted and your flowers won’t have lasted a day. 
Likewise, keep your bouquet clear of any cold drafts such as open windows, as this too can dehydrate them. Try to stick to a neutral position in the center of the room for all to see.
5. Keep an eye on your bouquet 

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Unfortunately, even if you follow these tips, your flowers won’t last forever. As they start to wilt, make sure you remove the dying flowers from the healthy ones. This will prevent mold and bacteria from spreading. Look out for any dead leaves or petals which drop into the water too to avoid contamination. 

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