Flower Display

pink roses

I’m not quite sure where their cheery magic stems from (pun intended), but few things make me happier than a $10 bouquet of roses from the Flower District in New York. With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I thought I’d share my tips for keeping flowers healthy and beautiful.

pink roses

1. Take bouquet out of wrapper (Okay, this step is obvious).

how to make flowers last longer

2. Snip off the end of the stems (or more if you’re fitting the flowers into a short vase).

how to display roses

3. Create a grid using tape. This will keep the flowers spread out and in place. Then fill vase 1/4 way with fresh water.

pink roses

4. Place flowers into the squares on your “grid”. Make sure to water daily!

31 thoughts on “Flower Display

  1. My flowers always last so long- I think I have a magic touch or something (even though all I do is cut them and change the water a bit!) These pink flowers are gorgeous!

  2. what a seriously great post! i always have the hardest time arranging my flowers in those square vases!!


  3. I love flowers to brighten up a grey day in Winter. Unfortunately, my cats usually try to eat them, so I need to enjoy them online. Thanks for the beautiful post.

  4. These are gorgeous, love how you aranged them! Beautiful fresh flowers in Wisconsin {as you know!} are hard to come by, but now I’m going to be on the look out!


  5. I really like how you arranged those flowers – very pretty! One thing I had enjoyed about living in NYC was being able to stop at a corner grocer and being able to pick up a cheap bouquet of flowers – what a great way to cheer things up!

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  7. the flowers are beautiful. You’re dress is beautiful. It looks good on you. Reminds me of a dress one of my cousins has that I like so much i wish I had one to wear of my own. Dresses are fun to wear. I rarely wear them tho. esp short ones.

    I’m laney by the way. got your blog from another blogger. would love to hear from you. have a great weekend.

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