13+ Things Your Florist Won't Tell You

Discover the secrets to keeping your fresh flowers healthy, vibrant and reasonably priced, straight from the experts themselves.

By Michelle Crouch

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1. Put Away Those Scissors

They can crush the stem. Instead, use a sharp, non-serrated knife to cut a quarter of an inch off the bottom of stems, at an angle.

While you’re at it, cut off those leaves below the water line. They breed bacteria.

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