When flowers are to be sent some distance it is a good plan to place the ends of the stems in a raw potato. They will keep as fresh as if in water.
(1) To Keep Flowers Fresh—To keep flowers fresh put a small piece of sugar in the water.
(2) To Keep Flowers Fresh, place a pinch of bicarbonate of soda in the water before putting them into a vase.
(3) Cut flowers with woody stems will last much longer in water if the stalks are scraped for about three inches up.