How to make woody branch flowers last longer

by Julie Nichols, May 27, 2016
I love lilacs and their sweet scent, they are a natural air freshener.  I placed a bunch on my mantle 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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