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Flower Bouquets That Last

Mar 8, 2021




Flower bouquets are a partial love language of mine. I enjoy different arrangements, large vases, bud vases, fresh flowers to paper flowers, and everything in between. Fresh or faux flowers consistently live near my desk and on the dining table. Over the years, I’ve experimented with many things in order to keep my fresh flower bouquets lasting longer than a couple of days.


Here’s what works best for my home environment:

  1. Place the flower bouquets in rooms which receive the most indirect sunlight.
  2. Fill the vase with cold water and change it every day. (Even if it looks clear and clean, change it).
  3. Cut the stems down every day. There’s usually a bit of moisture at the bottom of each stem that needs to be removed or they will mold.
  4. Pour a tablespoon of sugar into the vase every day.
  5. Keep the flower bouquets away from vents that directly blow hot or cold air.  
  6. Always remove the leaves from the stems unless they are on the very top portion next to the flower. When leaves are submerged into the water-filled vase for long, it causes that cloudy bacteria look and the flowers die soon after. 

Mar 8, 2021 | Home Decor


  1. Diane

    Hello Ciara!! Wow, your arrangements, your tips to keep arrangements as pretty as possible, for as long as ossicle, and ALL the gorgeous vases…loved it all!! Great blog!! Thank you!!

    1. VeiledFree

      Yay!!! I’m so glad you loved today’s post!!

  2. sbiekert

    These are GREAT tips. For years I could never figure out why my flowers lasted only 2-3 days (some of those bouquets cost over $100, and I only get a couple DAYS out of them?!) Only recently did I learn a few of these things, and it makes a huge difference!

    1. VeiledFree

      Aww I’m so glad this helped you!! Enjoy!!

  3. Marielis

    I absolutely love having flowers at home! Thank you so much for these tips!!! Changing the water and clipping them is super helpful because I have only done the changing of the water but when the water is cloudy

    1. VeiledFree

      Aww yay! I’m happy to help!

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