How to Make Flowers Last Longer

So you’ve been lucky enough to receive a lovely bouquet of Valentines roses or maybe a beautiful anniversary flowers delivered by post to your door.

The were delivered to you so brightly coloured, crisp with gorgeous aromas and quite frankly, you want them to stay that way for as long as possible!

Did you know that many different household substances can actually help your flowers to live and be healthy longer?

Today we’ll share some of those household items so you can try them yourself.


Sugar can really help to keep your flowers fresher for longer. When mixed with vinegar it really becomes a potent potion! Vinegar is great for eliminating any bacterial growth and sugar is simply a fantastic flower nourisher.


Bleach? You’ve got to be kidding? Well, actually no!

We’re only advising on adding a small amount your vase water. Bleach keep the water looking crystal clear as well as repelling bacteria away.


Now you’re talking 🙂 ! A sip for the flowers and a sip for yourself. Ok, getting carried away here!

One of the closely guarded secrets of the flower industry is actually Vodka. The real secret to long lasting flowers or plants is the ability to keep bacteria out of the water. Another important factor is also making sure that the flowers receive adequate nourish that they would of benefitted from should they still be growing in the soil.

It is good to get into the practice of changing the water at least every day and topping it up with just a little sugar and Vodka. This recipe will really help your bouquet to flourish!


Is there anything apple cider vinegar can’t help! This is truly one of those household ingredients you cannot live without. It has many purpose but I bet you didn’t know it can benefit your flowers? All of the above mentioned tonics are really helping to nourish the flowers and keep the water clean of bacteria. Of course you can add the sugar with the apple cider vinegar to achieve just that.

Put these household tips to use and watch your flowers stay with you for longer!