Summer is in full swing, and the Cutting Garden is bursting with sunflowers and zinnias. While I was prepping the sunflowers yesterday, I thought maybe someone could learn a little, simple lesson on how to make these flowers last longer...
|All you need is an open flame (I use the stove, but a match, lighter, or candle would work as well). After giving the flower a fresh cut, hold the end of the stem into the flame for a few seconds to "seal" the end.|
|The bottom sunflower is a 'Teddy Bear' sunflower. The seeds were at least 5 years old, but two little plants made it, even if they are rather small.|
|Zinnias can brighten up any spot in the house.|
|These little guys on the bathroom counter were an afterthought-they were only planted about a month and a half ago. I think all that heat helped them grow a bit faster.|