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Look at flower heads and notice how petals are “cupped” to catch and store as much water as possible. These plants drink from top and like being wet.
Look at pattern on leaves. The ridges channel water down to stem where it is absorbed into many layers of plant.
2. If your flowers have been out of water for any length of time after cutting, submerge them in bath for half an hour or so.
3. Cut 3 to 4 inches off stems and then place them in a tall vase FULL of clean water.
4. Use a spray bottle to mist them at least twice a day.
5. Change water and re-cut stems every 2 or 3 days.
You can double vase life of your cut flowers by using these simple techniques.
Gerry Belvedere is a former artist who now runs her own online florist service at http://www.rosaflora-flowers.com. Rosaflora delivers flowers Australia wide and overseas and offers tips on getting the most out of your cut flowers.