cut flower food


Do you get lovely fresh flowers for Valentine's Day? I got some pink roses (my fave) for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, and after a few days needed to change the water. I had already used the flower food that came with them though. So Google came to my rescue. Probably everyone but me already knows this, but I thought I'd share just in case. 

Water for cut flowers
1 quart water
2 tablespoons lemon juice 
1 tablespoon sugar 
1/2 teaspoon bleach 

I halved the recipe, and my roses are still beautiful after two weeks!  They have only been lasting about a week the last few times I've gotten flowers, so that's a real improvement. 

Don't forget to give them fresh water every three (or so) days, and to cut the stems on angle so they can drink more water. Also make sure to remove as many of the leaves as possible. 

Have a wonderful heart day celebration!

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