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5 surprising tricks to help cut flowers last longer

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.

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The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, 2nd Edition by Lynn Byczynski http://smile.amazon.com/dp/1933392657/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_gSvMub0P2644J

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from Sunset

12 best flowers to grow for cutting

12 Best Flowers to Grow for Cutting {Pictured is ‘Benary’s Salmon Rose’ Zinnia, bred to be mildew resistant} | Sunset

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The Flower Seeds You'll Need To Buy For A Cut Flower Garden That Has Magnificent, Low Maintenance Blooms All Season Long
from Creative Cain Cabin

Continuous Blooms For A Cut Flower Garden

The Flower Seeds You'll Need To Buy For A Cut Flower Garden That Has Magnificent, Low Maintenance Blooms All Season Long

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This right here is proof that dreams really do come true! The dummy copy (blank pages inside) of my book just arrived from Chronicle Books so we can start shooting all sorts of dreamy product images with it while the flowers are in their prime. The actual release date isn't until February 2017 but preordering will commence in early November 2016. Stay tuned!

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