Are you looking for some easy household tips for making flowers in your apartment last longer? If you’re finding that your bouquets are fresh for only a few days, even when put in water, it might be helpful to try some unique remedies so your blooms last, ensuring your apartment is infused with beautiful color for weeks instead of a few days.
To make flowers last longer at your Alachua, Florida, apartment, consider:
• Mixing apple cider vinegar and sugar with the vase water – Mix together 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of sugar, pour the mixture into a vase that is already filled with water, and add the flowers. The vinegar is believed by some experts to inhibit bacterial growth while the sugar provides nutrients.
• Using a penny – Believe it or not, a penny can enhance the longevity of flowers, as the copper is thought to act as an acidifier, preventing growth of bacteria in the vase. Just add one penny and a cube of sugar (which will nourish the plant) to the vase water and you’ll experience long-lasting blooms.
• Adding soda – Pouring ¼ cup of soda (preferably a clear one, like Sprite) into the vase water is believed to help flowers last longer, thanks to the sugar found in the beverage.
Now, the next time you buy flowers to display in your apartment, you’ll have three options to help make them last longer than merely a few days.
As a fan of flowers and the bright pops of color they provide to living spaces, you will probably be pleased to know that, at One 51 Place, we’ve said goodbye to bland white walls that grace many apartment homes and hello to a world of color. Our apartments come in professionally coordinated color schemes in beige, taupe, or gray, infusing each home with individuality and sophistication.
If you are not yet a resident of our community but would like to learn more about becoming one, contact us today.