Tips for keeping bouquets looking bright



 

Summer gardens are bursting with blooms right about now. Thinking of cutting a bunch for a beautiful indoor display? Here are some tips for making flower arrangements:
Cut garden flowers in the morning or early evening, when the stalks are filled with water. Midday heat is stressful to plants, causing them to wither more readily when cut. Always use a sharp knife. Avoid scissors, which can pinch the water channels of the stalks. If possible, leave the flowers in a cool, dark spo...

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