- Begin with a clean vase. Fill with fresh water

- Always add flower food to the water, this feeds your flowers so they will live longer

- Remove the leaves below the water line. Clean water will hydrate and keep your flowers healthy

- Cut flower stems under water before placing them into the filled vase. Or remember the 5 second rule: cut in air and get into the water within 5 seconds.

- Flowers will live longer if not placed in direct sunlight, in a draft, near fruit, or on a TV

- Every fourth day recut the stems, and change the water and flower food

The best flower food comes in the Chrysal, Floralife and Florissant sachets (when you receive or buy flowers make sure to always ask for extra sachets)

Flowers For Kids recommends having quality flower cutters in your kitchen