Whether your hubby has gifted you a dozen roses for your anniversary, or you just decided to treat yourself to a bouquet at the grocery store (these buds will last you the longest), fresh flowers can instantly brighten a room. Plus, they smell pretty darn good! But there’s nothing sadder than a wilted bunch, so here’s how to get the most from your blossoms. Watch the video below to see how to keep flowers fresh for longer.
In addition to being beautiful home decor, flowers are also edible. As it turns out, eating flowers has some serious health benefits, including aiding digestion, smoothing skin, and boosting circulation. Considering how beneficial flowers can be for your health — a study of hospital patients found those who had blooms in their rooms “needed less postoperative pain medication, had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse rates, were less anxious and tired, and generally were in a more positive psychological state than patients in rooms without plants,” according to the Huffington Post — it’s basically impossible to not justify buying your favorite hydrangeas or peonies.
Now that you know how to keep your blooms fresh (and how good for you they are), you can turn your house into a mini garden.