Douglas Hunt
Douglas Hunt
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  • New Smyrna Beach, FL

Getting the most from Valentine's Day flowers

If Hometalk members follow the general trend, nearly one in four of us will purchase flowers or plants for someone on Valentine's Day, and nearly half of those purchases will be roses, more than 200 million of which will be produced for the holiday. Here are three tips for getting the most from those high-priced blooms:
1. Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food. Yes, it makes a
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  • Ashley Rane Sparks
    on May 1, 2013

    This is very helpful. Does the same thing hold true for roses (or any other flowers) cut from my yard? Do you know a way to make hydrangeas last longer once cut? Thanks! Ashley Rane Sparks

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 1, 2013

    It would hold true for roses, and most cut flowers from your garden, although poppies, for example, need to be sealed, and some things with woody stems benefit from lightly crushing the stems with a pliers or hammer. I've always found hydrangeas to be quite long-lasting as a cut flower, but the same strategies should help them.

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