Since we are in the midst of magnolia, spirea, lilac, cherry blossom and quince blooming season, here is a nifty tip on how to keep those woody stems fresh for longer. It’s all in the way you cut the stem, so it looks like a crisscross.
Here is how: cut into the stem upwards in both directions, so that if you were looking at the stem face on, upside down, you would see a cross. Next, cut the stem at a diagonal. This will make it much easier for the flowers to absorb water. Ta dah!
This little trick should extend your blooms life for days! I’ve done this yesterday with my lilacs. Will you try it too?
P.S: Remember this hydrangeas trick?
P.P.S: Plus, one more for tulips and for indoor plants.
(Tip by Frolic. Photos via Eenig Wonen, Design Sponge and by Chelsea Fuss)