DC’s GardenWise on Freshly Cut Garden Flowers

Extend the Life of Your Cut Flowers!

Summer is a wonderful season to show off the beautiful flowers you’ve grown in your garden.  Big bouquets or creative vases filled with freshly cut flowers will brighten any room.  After all your hard work planning your summer garden and growing your flowers, their beauty should last as long as possible!   

A good first couple of steps is to give your flowers sugar for nourishment, and an acidic ingredient, such as lemon-lime soda or aspirin, to allow your cut flowers to absorb water more easily.  Another tip?  Add a drop of bleach to the water to prevent bacteria from forming, which will also extend the life of your cut flowers.