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How to Extend the Life of Fresh Cut Flowers.

How to Extend the Life of Fresh Cut Flowers.

Know that little packet of additives that come with arranged flower bouquets? Apparently, it's just a little sugar,

chlorine, and some citric acid. So, create your own DIY solution that you can continue to use throughout multiple water changes. "Mix 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon bleach, and 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice in a quart of warm water."

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That's it. The bleach sounds scary to me too, but I'm imagining the chlorine keeps out the gunk, just like in a swimming pool. Check out the photo for a visual comparison:

 

Cottage Living, via Lifehacker.

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