Friday Flowers: White Roses

It’s no secret that I love flowers. Some people go grocery shopping to start the weekend, well, I like to go flower shopping. I’ve been on a rose kick lately and the best deal for them is at Costco, yes Costco! For about $25 you can get 24 long-stem beauties. Here’s how I make cheap flowers look expensive.

Start with warm water to encourage the petals to open up.

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Remove any outer petals that are looking sad (brown, crunchy, etc.) and then gently fold outer petals down and over. Then, give the centre of the rose a gentle blow to open them up further. See the before…

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This is how it should look after.

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So pretty, right? They go from wimpy to wow. After they’re all ready for the vase (not going to lie, the whole process takes a while), be sure to remove any leaves from the stem that are under the water level to prevent bacteria growth. These should last you a week, until next Friday, that is.

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