Monday, April 22, 2013

Recipe for a fresh flower preservative!

One of my favorite things to do in the spring is to go flower shopping in the local nurseries. I love picking out flowers for my gardens and I'm getting anxious to go. It's been a long winter for all of us and there is nothing like flowers to brighten up our yards and our spirits. When my flowers are in bloom, I love to cut them and bring a bouquet into the house so I can enjoy them inside as well as out. When we get fresh cut flowers from the flower shops you get a little packet of preservative to keep the flowers fresh longer. I decided to do some research to see if I could find a recipe for a preservative that we could use for our own cut flowers and I found one that I would like to share with you. 


Fill a large lidded container (empty milk jug) with 1 quart of lukewarm water and add:

1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon household bleach
2 teaspoons lemon (or lime) juice

Put the lid on and shake it up good and pour it into your vase

Be sure you remove all the leaves that would be submerged into the water and any other unnecessary leaves, which encourage bacteria growth. The bleach added to the water eliminates the growth of bacteria too. 

Now we can (hopefully) enjoy our cut flower arrangements a little longer!

Now, enjoy the beautiful flowers from my gardens!


















Fill a large lidded container (empty milk jug) with 1 quart of lukewarm water and add:

1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon household bleach
2 teaspoons lemon (or lime) juice

Put the lid on and shake it up good and pour it into your vase

Be sure you remove all the leaves that would be submerged into the water and any other unnecessary leaves, which encourage bacteria growth. The bleach added to the water eliminates the growth of bacteria too. 

Now we can (hopefully) enjoy our cut flower arrangements a little longer!

Happy Spring!



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