There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to lift and refresh the home. But unfortunately, most fresh cut flowers don't last very long. The secret to keeping cut flowers looking good for as long as possible is to minimise the growth of bacteria in the water and to provide nourishment to replace what the flowers would have gotten had they not been cut.
My grandmother brought fresh flowers into my bridal suite while me and my girls were getting ready. It was such a simple gesture and really made the experience that much sweeter. They were actually one of the few flowers that I dried and saved!