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Question: 1092-714
How can I get my cut flowers to last? Can I put them in a shady place? Should I use the powder that the florist supplies? Tiffany, Providence, RI

Mort's Answer:
A cool shady place will work. You can also make new cuts every day at an acute angle. Use the powder or a teaspoon of lemon, bleach or Listerine. Those powders from the florists can contain aspirin. They all work to extend the flowers. Crushing woody stems on plants like roses will help. Remove all bottom leaves that will touch water. Bacteria can form on wet leaves. Sunlight will hasten buds to open but will help wither sooner.

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