Ever wonder to yourself, “I just bought those flowers at the store the other day and they are already dying?” Well the good news is you’ve come to the right place to find some ways to keep them alive! We’ve got some tips and tricks when it comes to getting your fresh cut flowers to last longer.


Sugar: Who knew that sugar helps flowers stay alive? We did! Every household recipe calls for sugar in the same vase as your flowers. This is the most sure fire way to make sure your fresh cut flowers last a long time in your home.

Soda: You think it’s time to throw away that old soda in your refrigerator that lost it’s carbonation? Well, think again! All it takes is about 1/4 cup of soda in the same vase with water as your flowers and BOOM, your flowers will last longer. Make sure if you are using a clear vase that the soda is also clear.

Coins: Have an extra penny lying around? Put it in your vase with your flowers! The copper in pennies prevents the growth of bacteria which will keep your flowers around longer.

Vodka: Now, we know what you’re thinking...we must be crazy! But we’re not. Vodka adds nourishment to cut flowers that they won’t get in a vase with just water. You’ll need to change the water every other day and you’ll need to refresh the vodka as well but it’ll make a huge difference.

Lemon Juice: Only 2 tablespoons of lemon juice will help to improve how many days your flowers last in your home.  For every quart of water, add the lemon juice and watch how much longer your flowers will be around.

Mouthwash: Now this is our most favorite trick because people get a kick out of it. They would never expect that mouthwash will help to keep their flowers alive. But it really works! It helps to move water up the cut stem so that your flowers won’t wilt too early. Keep in mind that your vase will need to be not clear so your guests don’t get freaked out by the color of the water.

We know some of these tips sound a little bit crazy but trust us! All these tricks work so start trying them and see what works best for you. When you are looking for beautiful flower delivery options in DC, MD and VA look no further than Nosegay Flower Shop D.C.! Check out all our amazing floral options at http://www.nosegayflowers.net/ or call us 202-338-1146. We will be waiting to hear from you!