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How to Keep Cut Lilacs Fresh

by /Contributor/Jolene_hansen/
From the time their colors first appear, garden lilacs (Syringa spp.) put on one of spring's longest shows. A single bush may fill your garden with flowers and scent for nearly three weeks, but cut those blossoms for bouquets and the countdown begins. The time to enjoy their beauty and fragrance is ...

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  • Ione Faragher

    - speaking from a florist's point of view, to keep flowers longer, change the water every second day, and add in a small squirt of bleach. Sugar encourages flowers to open (therefore they die quicker) and vinegar starts to break the stems down. Bleach, however, cleans out the stems, eliminating the bad germs and keeping the good ones.

  • Virginia (LiveLoveDIY)

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing lone! ♥

  • Silvia Santoyo

    Lone.. Goin to take your advice

  • Janet Money

    Thanks for the advice, Lone :)

  • Cassandra Williams Shane's Cakes

    Glad I came across this tip for keeping flowers fresh!!!!!

.Lovely summer flowers are a way to my heart...potted or freshly cut or in a photo or in a love note...

White Lilacs Zones 3-7 Taller than its cousins, the White Lilac bush ranges in size from 8-10 feet tall. Like other lilac bushes, the White Lilac requires sun and air circulation in abundance in order to reach full maturity and potential. Width: 6-7 ft. Sunlight: Full Sun Blooms: Spring Spacing: 3-4 ft.

"When in doubt just add fresh flowers for the most attractive addition to any room decor vignette" Carolyn Williams, Antiques & Interiors, Atlanta & Roswell, GA

The most incredibly bright and beautiful bouquet I have ever seen!