Har­vest chrysanths

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Chrysan­the­mums are the florists’ sta­ple flower, and for sev­eral good rea­sons. Each plant pro­vides an abun­dance of blooms, with many dif­fer­ent colours and forms avail­able, and the flow­ers last for a cou­ple of weeks in a vase when prop­erly pre­pared. So make the most of your bor­der chrysan­the­mums and pick some of the flow­ers to en­joy in­doors, too. Cut the stems as long as pos­si­ble, and strip the leaves by run­ning your hand down the stem. Plunge the newly cut stems straight into a deep bucket of cold wa­ter for at least a cou­ple of hours, be­fore trim­ming the stems again and ar­rang­ing in a vase.

Look for the long­est stems when pick­ing for a vase

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