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Boulder’s Mother Day Roses Do NOT Wilt: Try These Hints!

To keep cut roses from wilting and extend their freshness, follow these steps:

1. **Cut the Stems Properly**:
– Use sharp scissors or a knife to cut the stems at a 45-degree angle.
– Cut about an inch off the stems while they are under water to prevent air from entering the stems.

2. **Use Clean Vases**:
– Ensure the vase is clean to prevent bacterial growth.

3. **Add Fresh Water**:
– Fill the vase with lukewarm water, as roses absorb warm water more efficiently.

4. **Use Flower Food**:
– Add the packet of flower food that often comes with cut flowers, or make your own by mixing a teaspoon of sugar, a teaspoon of white vinegar, and a few drops of bleach into the water.

5. **Remove Leaves Below Water Line**:
– Strip any leaves that would be submerged in the water to prevent rot and bacterial growth.

6. **Change Water Regularly**:
– Change the water every two to three days, re-cutting the stems each time.

7. **Avoid Direct Sunlight and Heat**:
– Place the vase in a cool spot, away from direct sunlight, heat sources, and drafts.

8. **Mist the Roses**:
– Lightly mist the roses with water daily to keep them hydrated.

9. **Refrigerate Overnight**:
– If possible, place the roses in the refrigerator overnight to prolong their freshness.

10. **Avoid Ethylene Gas**:
– Keep roses away from fruits like apples and bananas, which emit ethylene gas that can speed up wilting.

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