Florists' Tips

Featured in the August 2010 handbook.

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Spray dried flowers with hair lacquer to prevent them dropping.

To fluff up dried roses, hold rose head over a steaming kettle and gently tease out petals.

To remove dust from silk flowers, put some table salt into a paper bag, put flower heads into bag and shake vigorously. Remove flower from bag and they will be dust free.

Poppies keep longer if you singe the stems over a naked candle flame.

To revive dropping tulips or roses, wrap tightly in newspaper and put into water up to their necks. Leave overnight.

If your roses are wilting, cut 1cm off stem, wrap in paper, plunge stems into boiling water for approx. 10 seconds, then put into cold water.


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