I love fresh flowers in my home. I am sure several, if not, all of you do also. There is just something amazing about fresh flowers that just makes me happy. After several days have passed, all the fresh flowers begin to wither and unfortunately die. I hate to see fresh flowers die and try to preserve them fresh as long as I can.
Here are a few tricks that I know of to help make fresh cut flowers last longer:
1. Add sugar to the water. A florist once told me to preserve them longer, add some sugar in the vase with the water. This lets them last a few more days.
2. Put hairspray on them. I read once to add hairspray to fresh flowers so they can hold their structure and prolong their beauty. Spray directly on the flowers, about 18 inches away.
3. Sunlight. Be sure your flowers are near a window to receive adequate sunshine.
4. For Roses, add salt. Roses love salt and will expand if you will place them in warm water and salt.
5. Lastly, change the water in the vase regularly.
If you have any more tips, I would love to hear about them. Here are my flowers after several days. Some are beginning to wilt; however my lillys have lasted for more than 2 weeks.