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Surround yourself with flowers without breaking the bank

When it comes to buying flowers, a few trade secrets could save you a bundle and brighten up your day.

The Los Angeles Flower Market is the largest in the country. Florist James Underwood shows up at 4:00am every day to choose the flowers for his shop. Why? Knowing when to buy flowers is part of what saves him money, and how to extend the life of his blooms keeps his store flourishing.

Here are some uncommon ideas to extend the life of your cut flowers:

  • Bleach - Add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach per quart of vase water. 
    This will keep the water clear and free of bacteria.
  • Coins & Sugar - A copper penny with a cube of sugar will keep
    your flowers fresh longer.
  • Vodka & Sugar - You can minimize the growth of bacteria in
    vase water by adding a few drops of Vodka along with a cube of sugar.
  • Soda Pop - Add about a 1/4 cup of soda pop to your vase water
    for extended flower life.
  • Hair Spray - A quick spray of hair product under the leaves and
    petals can help extend the life of your bouquet. 

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