Household hints from 90 years ago
Roses live much longer if the ends of the stalks are well bruised before putting them into water; poppies if the ends are either dipped in boiling water or burnt in the flame of a candle. Tulips will live longer if a little table salt is added to the water.
From ‘500 Household Hints by 500 Housewives’, published by
COUNTRY LIFE in 1926. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of any