Fresh Cut Roses

  1. Fill a vase with water and flower food provided by florist.
  2. Cut about 1" from the bottom of each stem at a diagonal angle.
  3. Remove all stems and leaves below water level to avoid bacteria growth.
  4. Remove the outermost petal from each rose bud.
  5. Recut stems and replace the water every other day. Keep away from direct sunlight or drafts.
  • Tip: Roses with tight buds will open up when put in warm water for several hours.
  • Tip: To revive a drooping rose, cut the stem and submerge the entire rose in water for about an hour. Straighten the stem and bud in the water. Then replace it in the vase.