Enjoy a Cutting Garden
More tips for better bouquets
Keep bouquets away from fruit, which gives off a hormone called ethylene that harms flowers.
Never spray bouquets with water. This encourages fungi to develop on petals and leaves.
Crush the cut ends of stems on woody plants such as lilacs and flowering quince with a hammer to promote water absorption.
Re-cut stems every few days to overcome the flowers' constant effort to repair and seal off the cut.