A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of visiting Pharsalia. Pharsalia is a working plantation home built in 1814 in Nelson County Virginia. The views are absolutely breathtaking.
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|Foxie with her flowers|
It was my first time to Pharsalia, and I was not disappointed! We spent the day with Foxie Morgan the lady of the house learning tips on how to cut flowers, walking her gardens and eating an amazing lunch prepared by her gracious daughter and staff.
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Here are a few tips I took from the day. When CUTTING FLOWERS from your garden...
1. Cut early in the morning (overcast, damp mornings are best)
2. Use clean tools and a plastic pail. Use a mild bleach solution to cut the bacteria that will form on the inside of pail, and on tools.
3. Cut the flower on an angle, and place immediately into warm water. Flowers take up warm water faster than cold water
1. Re cut stem on an angle
2. Use a flower food like ProFlowers to encourage long lasting bloom.
3. Re cut stems after a few days, and change the water to reduce bacteria.
4. Stripe all leaves off flower below water line to cut down on bacteria.
My last tip when arranging flowers, use a floral frog. (Can you see it in bottom of my glass container?) They help keep the flowers upright and in the place you desire. Floral frogs come in all shapes and sizes.
Enjoy! As always I would love to hear your thoughts, or if you have any questions, please leave a comment.
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