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Fun Flower Hacks to Try at Least Once

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Fun flower hacks to try at least once

Fresh flowers are not only great gifts for your friends and family. They are also great for pampering yourself. Whether you receive a flower delivery from a friend or you buy flowers for yourself, you can be sure that these hacks will help you get that much more out of them!

  • Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle so as to increase the surface area at the bottom and allow for better absorption.
  • Provide your potted orchid with a slow and steady water supply by adding an ice cube to its pot.
  • Place a small vase inside a larger vase. Make sure that the outer vase is transparent so that you can place fruit slices between the two vases. The fruit will create a wonderful effect without affecting the vase water or the flowers!
  • Closed buds should be placed in warm water before placing them in a vase of cold water. This will help them open up.
  • For flowers with extremely short stems, or if you had to cut the stems short due to damage, you can place them in a teacup instead of tossing them.
  • Glass or ceramic dessert bowls make wonderful holders for small succulents and cacti.
  • Make your own dried flower arrangement by hanging the bouquet upside down in a cool room. Remember to protect the bouquet from wind as well as direct sunlight.
  • Use clear tape to create a grid pattern on top of a vase. This will help you keep the various stems separate and make a flawless arrangement.
  • Harvest rose petals quickly and easily by twisting the flower head rather that simply tugging the petals.
  • Support flimsy flower stems with wire and conceal the wire with floral tape.
  • Remove the pollen from lilies to prevent regular clean ups and to help them last longer.

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