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Ask the Expert

Jun 01, 2012 09:58AM ● By Style

Photo by The Goodness,

Q: What are some tips to extend the life of my floral arrangements?


A: A lot of folks don’t realize this, but it is not the lack of water that dries out your flowers…it is the dry air. Flowers are like our skin – they need moisture. People who have purchased flowers from me know they are always dripping wet! After buying flowers, cut them under water with a sharp knife, place them in your vase and sprinkle warm water over them. You will see a drastic change in their longevity. Also, always change the water daily and add a drop or two of bleach to the water. Furthermore, keep your flowers away from all vents. Just remember, water is the key around your flowers, especially warm water!

Dottie McKenzie, Camino Flower Shop
1297 Broadway, Placerville​ , 530-644-5730