Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fresh flowers frugally

I really really enjoy flowers. I am so glad that God chose to make beautiful flowers that make me smile when I see them and so often smell so very good. Even though I have a business that revolves around flowers, I still enjoy and appreciate all flowers in my house and try to get my moneys worth out of them. I thought I would share some tips that help to make flowers last longer and other various tips.

  1. Choose flowers that last a long time such as Carnations, Chrysanthemums (daises), Orchids and Alstroemeria.
  2. Change the water often! (Dirty water makes they stems rot and will make everything stink too! Its yucky!)
  3. Make sure to cut the stems when you change the water.
  4. Pull out the dead flowers and make a smaller arrangement with the ones that still look okay.
  5. When you have only a few blooms try floating them in water for a very pretty look.
  6. Make sure there are no leaves in the water as they rot quickly too.

By following those tips I can usually keep flowers around for a couple of weeks. After wards you can always try drying them too.

For more Frugal tips visit Biblical Womanhood.


Anonymous said...

Keeping them out of bright sunlight and away from heating vents helps. As does a pinch of sugar and a teaspoon of bleach(don't use bleach if you have kids/pets who might get into the water). Longer lasting still is a flowering potted plant.

Faith said...

My DD likes to get flowers at the grocery store sometimes, so these tips will come in handy!


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