How to make woody branch flowers last longer


I love lilacs and their sweet scent, they are a natural air freshener.  I placed a bunch on my mantel and bookshelf and snapped a few pictures for you to enjoy.




 I love the way they look in the diy tin can vase that I made.

A small bouquet sits on the shelves

Here is a tip to make your blooms last longer: 
First strip the leaves from the stem. Cut the bottom of the stem off at a 45- degree angle, then slit the bottom of the stem with a sharp knife.  This allows the woody stem to take in water.  This is a tip I picked up while working in a flower shop. It really works and will make your blooms last a bit longer. 



Have a sweet day my friends!

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3 comments

  1. What a great tip. I always like to bring home branches with flowers on them straight off the trees but they never seem to last long. Thank you for sharing this great tip with us.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Always happy to share my little tips. Thank you for the visit!

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  2. I LOVE lilacs and am wanting a tin can like yours!! So sweet!!! Thanks for sharing ;)

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