13+ Things Your Florist Won’t Tell You (1/21)

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

1. Put Away Those Scissors

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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