Updated 9:58 AM EST, Tue, Jul 20, 2010
Make your beautiful blossoms last longer with these expert tips from floral pro Peter Grontas of NYC petal purveyor Flowers of the World.
Pick Budding Blooms
To get maximize bloom time, look for robust flowers that are just beginning to open.
Clean and Clear
Fill an immaculate, see-through vase with fresh water.
In the Cut
Since scissors can pinch stems and hinder their water uptake, use a floral knife and slice at an angle.
Peter's watering rule of thumb: The more petals the more H20 they'll need to drink.
First Published: Jul 19, 2010 8:49 PM EST