Do you want your flower arrangements to stay fresh longer? There’s no need to add chemical flower preservatives to your vase full of water. Instead, simply add a splash of white vinegar (it helps inhibit the growth of bacteria) and toss in a little sugar (it feeds the flowers and helps closed blooms open up, too!). The simple combination of these ingredients is enough to give your arrangement a few extra days of fresh life. And if you happen to have a little lemon-lime soda, you can add a splash of that to the water, too.
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