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.