Sunday, February 18, 2007
Extending the Life of Your Bouquet
How is your Valentine's bouquet holding up? My roses have opened up beautifully and are still quite fresh and lovely, but I will need to tend to them so that I can enjoy them this week as well and in a 'fresh' state. I've already used up the packet of preservative that came with my bouquet, but here's a homemade recipe that will yield similar results:
1 Tbsp. bleach
1 tsp. sugar
1 gallon fresh water
Mix together. Remove flowers from original bouquet and cut stems about 1/2" shorter. This will allow for the update of fresh water. Remove the original water from the vase and replace with the bouquet extender. Rearrange flowers.
Posted by La Tea Dah at 6:26 PM