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How to make your Valentine's Day bouquet last longer

How to make your Valentine's Day bouquet last longer
Posted at 8:11 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 11:11:37-05

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. For many lucky people, that means a fresh bouquet of flowers could be on the way.

But the question is: how long do those flowers last before they start to wilt? If it's only a few days, the big bucks spent are going to waste.

Florists offer the following tips to keep Valentine's bouquets looking fresh for as long as possible.

  • Tip #1- Inspect the flowers well before buying them, weeding out the flowers that look slimy or unsightly at the stem.
  • Tip #2 - Cut with care, using special flower snippers like pruners or garden shears, cutting the flowers at a 45-degree angle.
  • Tip #3 - Choose longer-lasting flowers, like chrysanthemums or carnations.
  • Tip #4 - Load up on plant food packets and use a new one when refreshing water in a vase. After using all the food packets avaialble, don't try to substitute — use plain water.
  • Tip #5 - Extend the beauty of the greenery inside the bouquet with plant polish, which can make all the difference and bring a bouquet to life.

This story was originally published by Ameera David on WXYZ in Detorit.