5 surprising tips to make cut flowers last longer

Glass vase on a windowsill with purple, pink and orange flowers

Help your vibrant blooms stay fresh and floral for a few more days.

Next time you’re given flowers – or you buy them for yourself – try one or two of these tips to help them last longer:

  1. Trim stalks on the diagonal.
  2. Place a silver coin in the vase.
  3. Put a few drops of bleach in the water.
  4. Add a pinch of baking soda to the water.
  5. Add 2 teaspoons sugar and 2 tablespoons vinegar to the water.

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