7 Tricks to Keep Flowers Fresh
Tip #1 - Apple Cider Vinegar
Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar with the vase water before adding the flowers. Change the water (plus new vinegar and sugar) every 3 days to enhance your flowers longevity.
Tip #2 - Soda
Add 1/4 cup of soda into the water in a vase full of fresh cut flowers. The sugar in the soda makes the blossoms last longer. Tip: use something clear like Sprite, 7-up or Sierra Mist so your water stays clear.
Tip #3 - Vodka
Add a few drops of vodka + 1 teaspoon sugar to the vase water. This will work to fight the growth of bacteria and make your flowers last longer.
Tip #4 - Aspirin
Crush up 1 tablet of aspirin and add it to the vase water before adding your flowers. Add new water and aspirin every 3 days.
Tip #5 - Bleach
Add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to 1 liter of water. The bleach will keep the flowers fresh longer by preventing the growth of bacteria and cloudy water.
Tip #6 - Coins
Add a few pennies to the jar of water. The copper will act as an acidifier which prevents the growth of bacteria.
Tip #7 - Sugar
Add 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons white vinegar to 1 liter of lukewarm water. Make sure the water covers 3 to 4 inches of the flowers stems. The sugar nourishes the plant and the vinegar prevents bacterial growth.