A few days ago I noticed that my favorite flowers were in FULL BLOOM (almost PAST full bloom! yikes!) and I hadn’t cut any yet!
I LOVE purple coneflower and shasta daisies.
I have planted them in several different places in my yard and when they are in full bloom they make GREAT cut flower arrangements.
The only problem with DIY cut flower arrangements is they don’t come with those little packets of flower preservative like bouquets from a florist do. :-)
Embarrassingly, I never thought to make my own, until this year!
Since making my own flower preservative was a new concept to ME….I figured there might be a few other people out there who it might be “new” to as well. So I’m sharing! I hope you find it helpful!
Purple Coneflower and Shasta Daisies in my flower beds. :-)
I looked at literally dozens of “recipes” for this….and they were all basically the same.
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon household bleach
- 2 teaspoons lemon (or lime) juice
- 1 quart of lukewarm water
Fill a container with 1 qt. of warm water.
Add 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. chlorine bleach and 2 tsp. lemon or lime juice to the warm water.
Place a lid on the container, and shake.
Pour into flower vase (or mason jar). :-)
Now get out there and cut some flowers! What are you favorite cut flower combos? I’d love to know!