“I appreciate the beauty and balm of flowers but I have never enjoyed receiving them because then I have to watch them die, and worse…throw them away.”
― Donna Lynn Hope
At some point or another you might get a bouquet of flowers either from someone or you buy yourself one; flowers are a joy to pick, look at, change, smell and be creative in arranging them but (yes there’s a but) they die quickly.
As a flower lover, I buy flowers frequently. So I learned a trick or two on my own, from my mother and from sites and books. But this one I learned from mom. You see I hate when flowers wither and die. I can keep them alive and looking good for so long, but as much as I try they won’t last.
My mother taught me that everything dies, especially flowers whether they were in a garden or a vase, but she said I could play with the way I display them, especially that some flowers last longer than others in a bouquet. So she taught me this simple trick of cutting the stems and all the dry brownish corners, get a large crystal bowl fill half of it with water and put them side by side like lotus flowers on the surface of a gleaming small lagoon… guess what? They do last a bit longer and they look wonderful on a dinning table or as a center piece in the living room.
So you won’t feel like you lost the whole bouquet quickly. I hope this helps. x