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Flowers for Easter? Here’s How to Keep Them Alive Longer

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Who doesn’t love flowers? Even more importantly, who doesn’t want their bouquets and arrangements to stay alive for as long as possible? If you receive flowers for Easter or plan to purchase flowers for a loved one, keep the following tips in mind. Preserving the freshness of your bouquet or flower arrangement is easy when you know how to take care of and display your Easter flowers.

Here’s a few things you can do to keep your gift looking great:

1. Put a few drops of clear soda (Sprite or 7-Up) in the vase along with the cut flowers. About ¼ cup of the sugary beverage does the trick.
2. Spray the underside of the leaves and petals with hairspray. Stand a good distance away so you don’t breathe in the fumes from the hair product.
3. Apple cider vinegar does it all. Add two tablespoons to two tablespoons of sugar and add it to the vase. Make sure to repeat the process every few days.
4. Add a little Vodka to the water. A few drops of the alcoholic beverage along with some sugar keeps your flowers looking fresh despite how long you’ve had them.
5. Crush up and aspirin and add it to the vase every couple of days. Keep a bottle of dollar store medication around for this reason.
6. Pour some bleach in the water. Fight bacteria from growing with ¼ teaspoon for every liter of water you have in the vase.

Fresh flowers are fragrant, colorful, and personal. Finding the right bouquet to give as a gift is easy. Consider the person you’re buying for, their likes, and preferences. Then select the arrangement that meets those needs. Keep flowers looking great for longer by following the tips listed above.

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