This holiday create a special memory with flowers from the grocery store
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Gerald Langlois’ flower arranging tips
Start with the vase, then pick your flowers and other elements.
Soak oasis foam in water for 30 minutes to an hour.
Before placing flowers in the foam, always cut them at an angle first. You don’t have to cut them under water.
Arrange the tallest element first, such as curly willow or Brussels sprouts.
Work your way down and make sure all sides are full.
How to make flowers last
Start with clean water and add the preservative packet that comes with them.
Cut each stem at an angle each time.
Remove any leaves that would be in the water.
Change out the water every few days and recut the flowers with each water change.
Flowers should last seven to 10 days; two to three weeks for daisies and carnations.