Monday, December 14, 2009

Fresh Flowers

I can't remember where I ran across this recipe, but it works every time!

I love fresh flowers, but I don't love paying for them only to watch them wilt and die in less than a week. With this simple solution, my flowers stay fresh for well over a week, sometimes up to 2 weeks! It's amazing, and I really feel like I am getting my money's worth from a beautiful bouquet.

We had a bouquet of flowers on the kitchen island for our housewarming party, which was on October 17, and I finally tossed them out around the 1st of November! This really works.


Simple Flower Solution

In a 4-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Fill to the 4-cup line with lukewarm water, and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Pour into your vase, trim about an inch off of the flower stems, and arrange them.

If you need to replenish the water, just mix up another batch and use it to fill your vase.

4 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

I knew about the sugar, never heard about the vinegar... need to buy my wife some flowers and give it a try

thanks

Min said...

So sweet! Yes, buy her some flowers!!

Katy ~ said...

I didn't know about the vinegar part either. Good to know about this.

Flowers said...

The picture of flower looks wonderful on your blog.There is nothing better than a fresh flower when you want to admire beauty. Sometimes with a little creativity, such a flower can become even more stunning with the hand of an artisan.

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