Keep Cut Flowers Fresh with Simple Household Ingredients

Flowers are one of the absolutely classic gifts—an ideal way to wish someone a happy birthday, congratulate them on an achievement, or just to let them know you're thinking of them. If you've received some flowers yourself, you'll want them to last as long as possible so you can enjoy their beautiful blooms. Putting fresh cut flowers in a vase with some water will make sure they don't dry out and die quickly, but it won't maximise their lifespan.

Choosing Flowers for a Funeral

Ordering a flower arrangement for a funeral is one of the most common, time-honoured ways to pay your respects. If you can't make it to the funeral service in person, it lets the friends and family of the deceased know you're thinking of them; if you can, it adds an extra bit of comfort and helps to show how much love there is for the person whose funeral it is.