Monday, May 11, 2009

How to keep roses in a vase from dying?

My boyfriend gave me roses and i want to keep them a live for more than a couple of days!

How to keep roses in a vase from dying?
Put them in a vase and add water. Make sure that you cut the stems. Add the flower food. Take a can of sprite and crush an asprin. They should last for up to 1 1/2 to 2 weeks.
Reply:You can put in the vase a penny (to kill bacteria), an aspirin (to lower the pH), and a tablespoon of sugar (to act as food). See the link below for more ideas.

It's also a good idea to cut off a little from the stems, on a diagonal.
Reply:It can help too if you put them in the fridge for a few hours each day, or a cool garage (~40 F)
Reply:i use a tsp. of sugar a day in fresh cool water... cut stems at an angle w very sharp scissors or knife to keep ends clean and no jagged edges....put in 1/4 cup of soda water if u like too... when roses do begin to fade go ahead and remove them from the water,,, hang them up side down tied together w wire or bread ties.. for few weeks to dry out... then u can use the dryed flowers in potpouri...(just add ur fav oil scent) or i even put sachet bags around my langerie... or even cooler yet i keep them just hanging upside down on my ceiling in my bk nook w baskets too or on my shaker peg rack in kichen wall.... the dried roses will be good to remember this way for yrs to come! enjoy ur gift of love deary....... IM me and i will send u pics of some of my roses and how they dried up and look now in a room diff ways....
Reply:put it in sugar
Reply:add sugar and asprin to the water. put fresh water in the vase EVERY day. Cool water.
Reply:put in a bayer aspirin and cold water
Reply:put in suger and asperin. CHANGE THE WATER EVERY DAY!! Trim the bottoms of the roses at a an angle like this \
Reply:Replace the water every day with cool water not cold. Besure to cut the bottoms also, and at a slaint so more water goes up. you can also put a very tiny bit of bleach in the water to keep bacteria from growing or just use the packets at the store. No bleach won't kill them
Reply:put them in the freezer
Reply:put sugar or an asprin in it
Reply:Cut the rose at a angle under running water and put sugar in the vase.
Reply:put tylenol at the bottom of the vase , i do this and it keeps them fresher , but u have to change it at least 2 times a day.
Reply:I watched a show on tv, where they remodeled a flower shop. The owner of the shop said to remove all of the leaves that will be below the water level, and add a 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to the water. This prevents the growth of the bacteria that rots the stems. Also keep them in a relatively cool spot, not in a sunny part of the room. Hope it helps!

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