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Dalton, GA (Zone 7a)
|I am just dipping my big toe in the waters---I'm selling some small arrangements and a few potted plants at my sister's yard sale. But I'm going crazy just getting ready for this small sale!
I would be so grateful for any advice you have about cutting the flowers, prepping the stems, etc. for maximum vase life. Fri. and Sat. morning, I'll be cutting :
clematis - for underwater arrangements
Flower Carpet roses - (easy care, low, ground cover roses)
So far the callas have been the easiest. I cut them and stick them in water and they last for 2 wks!
I'm dunking the freshly cut hydrangea stems in just boiled water for 30 seconds. This is time consuming but it does help (I found out the hard way one day when I got lazy and didn't do it!)
The gardenias have been the most problematic. They're just not staying fresh looking after the first day. (But I have not gotten the floral preservative yet.) Thoughts?
I have yet to cut any lilies. Have 3 stems that look like they'll be ready (first flower almost opened) Fri. or Sat. morning. So I will be flying by the seat of my pants with those.
Any and all advice welcomed and appreciated! I just started down this path 2 wks ago!
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