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The secret to extending the life of cut flowers is to minimize bacterial growth in the water and to nourish the flowers in order to replace the nutrients that they lose when they're cut.

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How to choose flowers for New Year's eve and make them last

Fresh flowers are a simple and elegant way to decorate your home for a New Year's celebration. Whether you choose from popular winter flowers or your own favorites, the trickiest part is making them last more than a few days.