Advice for Fresh-Flower Care

from Stephen Bachmann, The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How they Change our Lives –

  • Don’t use commercial flower food in lead-crystal or metal vases.  The acid in the flower food will react with the metal.
  • Never use a homemade substitute for flower food, including aspirin, Viagra tablets, soda pop, bleach, or copper pennies.  They don’t work, or don;t work as well as the commercial food packets.