Keeping Fresh Flowers Fresh

2015-03-04 03.16.44With spring right around the corner, you might be thinking of all the fresh flowers you can add around your house or apartment. I’ve been trying to keep fresh flowers in my house at all times, because there is just something about flowers that make me happier. But when they wither away only a few days later, that’s such a bummer, which is why I try to help those freshly cut flowers last as long as possible.

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Step 1: Start with a clean jar or vase. Add room temperature water about 1/3 of the way up.

Step 2: Drop a penny into the jar.

Step 3: Add Sprite to your jar, filling another 1/3 of the way up. Your jar should now be 2/3 full of liquid now.2015-03-04 03.12.15

Step 4: Cut your flowers to the desired length diagonally, and add to your jar.2015-03-04 03.14.302015-03-04 03.17.04

Why a penny?

Copper is known to act as an antimicrobial agent, so adding a penny to your jar can keep bacteria from attacking your precious flowers.2015-03-04 03.16.36

 Why Sprite?

Sprite, or any other lemon-lime soda is a great way to keep freshly cut flowers looking great longer, because the citrus keeps bacteria from growing, and the sugar acts as a food for the stems.2015-03-04 03.17.31

When I use this method to keep my flowers fresh, they stay upright and happy looking 3 days longer.2015-03-04 03.16.38

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend! Don’t forget to spring forward!


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