DECORATING ON A BUDGET

Longest Lasting Grocery Store Flowers and Easy Display Ideas!

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Which grocery store flowers last the longest? Ladies Home Journal has the answer along with some easy and stylish ways to display them.

In this first display, the flowers are arranged first inside glass candle votives and then placed into the box. With a  little imagination many objects could be used as the centerpiece and the glass votive idea adopted to hold the flowers.

photo credit Alison Miksch

photo credit Alison Miksch

 

The trick here is to put the flowers into a smaller vase first to keep the arrangement tight, then place that into a larger vase and fill up the space with the white rocks. You can change out the white rocks with other items such as pine-cones or sea shells to change it up for the seasons.

photo credits Alison Miksch

photo credits Alison Miksch

 

 

Try spreading your bouquet out and using lots of similar vases and containers like they did here:

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Which Grocery Store Flowers are the Longest Lasting?

With any flowers, strip all the leaves from the part of the stems below the waterline to minimize bacterial growth; re-cut stems on a sharp angle to encourage water absorption ( from  Jane Packer’s Guide to Flower Arranging).

Gerber Daisies – Last five to seven days use plastic tubes (straws) to support the stems.

Carnations – will last for at least five days — sometimes for several weeks.

Mums – Scrape stem ends to increase their three-week lifespan.

Roses – Can last up to 10 days; remove browning outer petals.

Peonies – Buy them when blooms are tight and they’ll last for up to 10 days.

Tulips – Can live five to seven days if you choose flowers with firm stems.

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