Enjoy a Cutting Garden
Make blooms last
Maintain your bouquet's beauty with the tips on this slide and the next:
Cut flowers and plants in the morning, when they're the most fragrant and filled with stored food.
Cut stems diagonally, which produces much less cell damage.
Use glass vases. Metal vases can poison the flowers.
Use lukewarm water in your vase. Flowers, like you, don't like getting scalded or chilled when they enter a bath.
Re-cut stems underwater right before putting them in a vase so the first "breath" flowers take is of water and not air.