What does a Garden Gnome do when she is not gardening, in the kitchen or doing genealogy? Well the answer might just surprise you so read the entries to find out more. This blog focuses on everything we do to make our house a home. There will be a strong emphasis on home energy efficiency and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. At the same time there will also be crafts, knitting and crocheting projects along with any other little tips we do to create that down to earth, I want to be here home. Please enjoy your visit :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Homemade Solution for Extending Life of Cut Flowers

This is the time of year that it's nice to bring in a few flowers from the garden to enjoy.  Extend the life of those flowers by mixing together:

  • 1 tsp sugar - provides nutrition to the flowers
  • ½ tsp lemon juice - acid helps to increase water absorption
  • 1 drop of chlorine bleach - prevents bacterial growth and extends life of flowers
  • 1 quart room temperature water
Pour the mixture into vase.  Add the fresh cut flowers and arrange as desired.

Garden Gnome