The Washington Post

The Kindest Cut

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Proper care makes all the difference in the vase life of cut flowers. Get the most from your blooms by following these tips.

Change the water every other day, each time recutting the stems and adding floral preservati­ve to the water. Remove any fading blooms or decaying foliage.

 ??  ?? Avoid flowers that are wilted, misshapen, brownish or blemished. Most perennials should not be fully open, but just starting to open and show color.
1 Use a vase or container that has been thoroughly cleaned.
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2 Most annuals should be fully...
Avoid flowers that are wilted, misshapen, brownish or blemished. Most perennials should not be fully open, but just starting to open and show color. 1 Use a vase or container that has been thoroughly cleaned. 3 4 2 Most annuals should be fully...

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