Roses are Red | How to Keep them Alive | 3 days

13a200bea17568b812646c6fee479c3dRoses are red,

Violets are blue,

I’ve got some flower tips for YOU!

Flowers are a wonderful things. They are natural, beautiful, smell good and make people smile. Really, what isn’t good about flowers?

I was inspired by this article from Whole Foods that explained how to make the life of your roses last longer. Many flowers like carnations and daisies have a pretty good shelf life. But roses tend to wilt too quickly. Here are some  tips on getting the most out of your roses.

  1. Not all roses are the same. The nicer the rose, the longer they’ll live. (I know that might mean their price goes up, but it’s for happiness, so we will just have to deal).
  2. Put room temperature water into a vase and add flower food. Trim the stems of the roses at least 1/2 inch and remove any leaves that will be below the water line. Change the water and trim the stems every other day.
  3. After a few days, or when you first see your flowers starting to wilt, cut them down to center piece size and put them in a short vase. The water can reach the heads quicker this way. Make sure they are close together so they can support each other. Don’t forget to change the water as you’re trimming them!
  4. Float a single rose in a small candle holder or shot glass. Place these little guys around your house, room, window sills or bathroom. Make the most out of the flowers you have left!
  5. Make potpourri. Hang your flowers upside down in a cool place to let them dry.

Enjoy the beauty of your flowers! (This can be applied to other flowers as well, only you can change the timeline. Many flowers will not need attended to quite so diligently). 

I just love flowers, don’t you?  I challenge you to go get some flowers for your home this week. Do something lovely.

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