Learn How to Get the Most out of Your Florals

Homemade Potpourri

TRY Homemade Potpourri Recipes! When creating your potpourri mix, add the most fragrant flowers from your bouquet or garden & be creative.  Add fruit or spices of your choice! Here’s an easy recipe for good smells all day during the Winter 3 to 5 cinnamon sticks 1 to 2 sprigs of rosemary 1 tbsp cloves…
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Reuse the Floral Foam & Container

Remove flowers & greenery by pulling the stems out of the foam carefully.  Soak the foam in water to rehydrate it.  Add new flowers and greenery to reused foam for a beautiful new arrangement.  Reuse container as decoration and or storage.
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Compost Dried Flowers!

Vista Flowers | Compost Dried Flowers
A compost heap it’s as simple as piling up dried flowers,  grass clippings, and shredded newspaper. Pull off the flowers and greenery from the dried arrangement & add to the heap. Moisten the compost heap with water to began the decomposition process. (If starting composting inside, be sure to keep covered.  Ideally, outdoors is preferred…
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Long Lasting Cut Florals

Cut flowers should not be placed near fresh fruit.  Fresh fruit produces ethylene gas which will shorten the flowers’ life.  Remove all leaves on the stems of the cut flowers that are being placed below the water surface. This preserves the flower or floral bouquet. Cut 1 to 2 inches of the stems off at…
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Drying Flowers

Flower arrangements or bouquets can be dried in several different ways.  You can also use flowers from your garden or wild plants.  These can be dried simply by hanging them upside down in a warm, dry place for several days or weeks.  Cut the blossoms, remove the leaves if preferred, & try these different drying…
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