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Drench displays Give stems a fresh cut, and soak the bouquet underwater for a half hour; a sink or bucket will do. “You need to hydrate the stems, leaves and blossoms,” Michael says. When blossoms start to droop, repeat the soak. “They’ll literally stand up.”
Seal in moisture Spray blooms and leaves with Floralife Crowning Glory, a nontoxic wax sold at flower shops. “I use it on everything,” he says.
Keep it fresh A few drops of bleach in water prevent bacteria growth.