Make Fresh Cut Roses Last Longer

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Great job, you got your significant other a bouquet of fresh cut flowers or roses for Valentine’s Day! That’s sure to win you some points (not that you need them, right?). Do you need some tips to help your fresh cut roses last longer in the vase? Look no further!

The first step is to make sure you cut the stems of the flowers. I prefer to do this in a large bowl with water in it. Submerge the stems and cut them under the water, at an angle. This will not only make them look nice, but also allow them to soak up more water.

Step two, remove any leaves that will be in the water in the vase. The leaves are usually the first to get stinky due to bacteria rapidly growing on them.

Step three, add a pinch of sugar to the water for the plant to eat. Just a pinch will do!

Step four, add a drop of Young Living Thieves oil to the water. Thieves may help the flowers maintain good health for a longer period of time.

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From Your New Favorite Lemon Dropper,

Sarah Souhrada


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