Lilac Bouquet Care Instructions

To give your lilac flowers the longest vase life, please follow these instructions:

- Keep away from heat.

- Make sure to clean the vase every day and replace with fresh cold water in each time.
- Every few days, or when the flowers start looking "sad", do the Snip n' Smash Method. 
     - With scissors, make a diagonal cut through, about an inch from the bottom of the stem.
     - Smash the ends with a mallet or hammer OR make vertical slits up the stem, about an inch.
        The stem of the lilac is sometimes very thick, like roses, so the fibers need to be broken down so
        that the water and nutrients can make its way up the stem to where it needs to go.
 

Personally, we do not normally add sugar or anything else to the water to prolong the vase life.
You can if you'd like.

Please feel free to tag us in your social media posts with any pictures of your lilacs!
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Good luck with your beautiful arrangement and thank you so much for
helping to support our family business, Fort Cross!