How to Get the Most Life out of Your Flowers

Valentine's Day has come and gone, and spring is well on its way. While your bouquet of roses has likely wilted and has gone to pasture -- literally or figuratively. You may wonder how to prolong the beautiful look of brand new, fresh flowers for a long time. Here are some simple tips to get started:

Pour Some Soda in Your Vase

You only need about 1/4 cup to make blossoms last longer. The sugar helps a ton. Pro tip: if your vase is transparent, use clear soda likeSprite or 7Up.

Hair Spray to Make the Wilting Go Away

A quick spritz of hairspray on the undersides of your flowers' leaves and petals will leave them perky for much longer than nothing.

A Spoonful of Sugar (and Vodka) Helps the Bacteria Go Down

Seriously. A few of vodka drops in the vase water will kill the bacteria that kills your flowerr, thus making them full of life.Adding a teaspoon of sugar gives the flower some much-needed glucose. Refresh the vodka sugar water every day to keep your flowers looking new.

Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day Keeps Droopy Petals at Bay

Adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and sugar to your flower vase's water and refreshing every day keeps cut stems fed and flowers full of life.

Aspirin Is Good for More than just Headaches

Crushing up aspirin and putting it in your vase water is a tried and true method of increasing plant longevity.

Clorox Rocks for Your Flowers

A quarter teaspoon of bleach to one quart of water not only keeps fresh cut flowers lasting longer, it keeps water from getting cloudy.

A Wishing Well in a Vase

Add a sugar cube and a penny to your vase water. The copper in the penny acts as an acidifier that kills bacteria.

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