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Flowers: Fresh
 
 

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Save money on fresh flowers by making them last as long as possible.   Most retail flowers come with preservation packets.  If you pick them yourself, add a few drops of bleach and 1 teaspoon of sugar to every quart of water.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some more frugal tips to save money on flowers.

 

- Put flowers in water as soon as possible.
 
- Keep flowers out of direct sunlight.  It will dry them out.
 
- Avoid placing flowers by air vents or anything else that will dry them out.
 
- Buy flowers with buds still waiting to open.
 
- Plant perennials that come up year after year.
 
- Ask you neighbors for the bulbs they pull up when they are thinning their garden.
 
- Share seeds with neighbors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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