Pick Water-Sipping Flowers For Longer Lasting Bouquets

Pick Water-Sipping Flowers for Longer Lasting Bouquets

If you buy fresh flowers often, making them last as long as possible saves you money, and keeps your house a little cheerier that much longer. Choosing flowers that don't need as much water when they're alive is a natural way to extend their shelf life after they're cut.

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Next time you put together a bouquet, consider flowers that are drought tolerant in general. Since they need less water, they will stick around and stay lively-looking longer. Here are a few to consider:

If you're not sure what to choose, ask your local florist or stop by the flower stand at the farmers market. Besides saving you money, drought tolerant flowers will help reduce the amount of water you use.

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