Sunday, August 11, 2013

How to Keep Cut Red Flowers Alive Longer

Fig.1 The freshly cut roses
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Fresh cut flowers or fresh-cut roses
Mortar and Pestle

It's Valentines Day, or it's your anniversary, or maybe it's a special day in your sweetheart's life. You purchase a beautiful bunch of cut flowers. How do you keep them at their best while celebrating your important day?

This post shows the nine steps to increasing the life of cut flowers.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the freshly cut flowers.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the Mortar and Pestle. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, states with a Pestle and Mortar, the mortar is the bowl. This one is made of glass and the pestle is a heavy, club-shaped object used for crushing and grinding.
Fig.2 Mortar and Pestle
Step 3: Fig.3 shows Member's Mark Aspirin 81-milligrams. This aspirin was purchased at Sam's Club and Member's Mark is their store brand.
Fig.3 Aspirin for flowers
Step 4: Fig.4 shows that inside the glass Mortar and Pestle are two aspirins. Why two? Well if someone had cut off your stems, you would have a headache too. 

Fig.4 Two aspirin
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the grinding in action.
Fig.5 Grinding the aspirins
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the aspirin powder being added to the water in the flower vase.
Fig.6 powder in flower vase

Step 7: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows the flowers after two aspirins, flower headache is over. Each flower is at its peak just overflowing with beauty and love.
Fig.7 The flowers loving the light
Fig.8 Each flower comes alive

Step 8: How long does it last? The aspirin water needs to be changed every two days. The cut flowers with aspirin will last longer than that preservative package given as part of the flower package. Some flowers last longer than a week, those preservative packages do not. Your home will most likely have aspirin on hand and this pill will aid the flowers to be at their best.
Step 9: Fig.9 shows a bunch of  happy flowers.

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  1. This job I feel ready to take on. Thanks so much for sharing the tip about how to keep my flowers living longer!

    1. Linda: Some people in my life get all the luck, they get aspirin and sometimes they get flowers. Thanks Garg

  2. This post was both informative and cute!

  3. Dear Friend, Hope it help with your flowers. See you both soon on Sunday and eventually on Wednesday. Gary