Tip of the Day: Long Live the Daffodils

daffodil-bouquetFor some people, robins are the first sign of spring. But for me, daffodils and crocuses herald the season.  I love seeing a hillside full of the blooms and can’t resist picking a big bouquet to fill a vase in the living room.  

While daffodils are great cut flowers, they can kill off everything else in an arrangement if you don’t treat them first.  You probably have noticed when you pick them that they have a milky white sticky sap that slowly drips out of the stems.  That sap is poisonous to most other flowers, so when combining daffodils with other flowers in a vase, first place the daffodils in their own vase for 24 hours.  After that time alone, most of the sap will drip out and they’ll be ready to combine in a beautiful bouquet with fresh water!

Happy Gardening!

photo from Australia Entertains

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