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How To Extend the Life of the Bouquet of Flowers

This company  ZFlowers.com I use to send my Mom her flowers in NZ and think they are the best. They are world-wide, have always had no problem with the flowers delivered. Almost the same as the picture on the website and inexpensive also delivered on time. Just thought I would give you a heads up as some companies are not so honest in their deliveries. I don’t get any financial benefit from this company just like to promote good service

 

A bouquet of flowers or a nicely done floral arrangements is more pleasurable if they will last longer. Here are 5 ways you should not miss in extending the life of your cut flowers.

  1. Trim the stem under water or under running water.Trim the end of each stem with a sharp, non-serrated knife under water at 45-degree angle. Make sure to submerge it in water after trimming so as to avoid air pockets to form that can block the path of water into the stem. Never ever use scissors as it can crash the flower stem and can cause it to die quickly.Tip #1: When cutting flowers from the garden, do it early in the morning when the temperature is still cool. Then, place them in water immediately.Tip #2: To improve the life of flowers that ooze a milky “sap”, immerse its bottom by 2 inches in boiling water for 10 seconds before using them in an arrangement.2. Remove wilted petals and leaves.

 

Any leaves or foliage submerged in the water will break down and can cause bacteria to form.  So remove any foliage from the part of the stem that will be submerged in water.

Tip #1: Don’t jam too many flowers in the vase as overcrowding stems can wilt them more quickly and release bacteria into the water.

Tip #2: Always pluck out wilted stems and leaves to keep the flowers looking fresh and avoid bacteria from forming.

 

  1. Put the arranged flowers in a clean vase.

Before you arrange the flowers to your vase, make sure they are clean and free from any bacteria. Use dish soap, hot water, and white vinegar or bleach to clean the inner side of the vase. A teaspoon or two of sugar and bleach, when added to the water, can feed the stems of the flowers and keep the water free from bacteria.

  1. Feed the cut flowers with solutions or preservatives.

Flowers need food to help them grow and keep them healthy. For cut flowers,  foods are used to improve the flow of water on the stems, to help buds open and last longer, and to reduce the growth of bacteria and fungi. The following solutions are good to feed to flowers:

  • One part Lemon-lime soda and three parts water. Plus ¼ teaspoon household bleach per quart to keep solution clear.
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, and ¼ teaspoon bleach per quart. Add another ¼ teaspoon bleach to vase every 4 days.
  • Commercial flower preservative sold in flower shops and supermarkets.

Tip: Aspirin or  vinegar is rarely effective.

  1. Change the water on the vase every other day and keep the flowers away from direct heat.

Change the water and cut the stem of the flowers at least every other day. Keep them out of direct sunlight or any place that exposes them to heat such as heaters, fireplaces or appliances. Keep the flowers cool. The higher the temperature, the faster they deteriorate.

The use of KANGEN WATER  has also been known to keep your flowers to last longer.

Source:- ZFlowers.com

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5 ways to clean your toughest kitchen messes

Love the oven cleaning idea.

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More Reasons Why Quality Of Water Is Essential To Good Health

This is a short video of those from the Medical and Dental profession that are convinced that this particular filtered water is the best you will find and will explain the uses they have for this water every day on the job.

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Healthy Kangen Water is More Than Just Drinking Water

You already know that healthy Kangen Water® exists for drinking. But did you know that Enagic® has created an incredible water ionization device that also produces 5 different types of water useful for green cleaning? Imagine being able to keep your home cleaner the all-natural way!

Get your Kangen Water System TODAY!

The Kangen Water® system allows you control the pH level of the water it creates, giving you more options in home and laundry care. This gives you more value and allows you to have a more eco-friendly home, which is perfect for families and pet owners. Learn more about the different uses of Kangen Water® here:

Strong Kangen Water: (*Not for drinking*)
This type of water has a pH of 11.0. It is ideal for cleaning produce, dishes, cutting boards, and grime in and around your kitchen – without harmful chemicals. It’s even great for getting out tough stains on surfaces like countertops and tile.

Kangen Water - Change your water, change your life!

Kangen Water®:
With a pH of 8.5-9.5, this type of water is perfect for drinking and healthy cooking. Kangen Water® is also good for gardening. Its alkaline pH properties work to provide optimal hydration. And the great taste of Kangen Water® is due to the unique filtering process that never strips out the natural minerals your body needs.

Kangen Water - Change your water, change your life!

Clean Water:
Strictly for drinking, this healthy water has a pH of 7.0. It contains no cloudiness or harmful chemicals. Therefore, it works wonderfully when preparing baby foods or taking medication.

Kangen Water - Change your water, change your life!

Acidic Water:
This slightly acidic water has a pH of 4.0-6.0. It has natural astringency, which makes it terrific to use for gentle cleaning and beauty care. Use this water to wash your face and hair. You can also use it in the rinse cycle of your laundry or when preparing food for freezing.

Kangen Water - Change your water, change your life!

Strong Acidic Water: (*Not for drinking*)
This water has a pH of 2.5, which has excellent cleaning characteristics. Acidic Water can be used to clean household surfaces and remove pesticides, dirt and other impurities from foods. It also makes a convenient hand sanitizer.

Kangen Water - Change your water, change your life!

So, imagine never having to buy store-bought household cleaners or expensive beauty care products again! Alkaline Ionized Enagic® Water Machines provide you with a greener alternative for most day-to-day household and beauty needs. Kangen Water® is a great solution for your budget, your health, and the environment!

David Voth
Enagic® International Distributor
Richmond, TX
(281) 239-6410

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7 Ways to Clean Up With Salt

7 interesting ways to make that Salt Shaker spice things up! 

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BROCCOLI QUICHE … low carb Recipe

 

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BROCCOLI QUICHE … low carb Recipe
10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and well drained
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
2 ounces onion, chopped, about 1/3 cup
6 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper

Spray a large glass pie plate. Put the broccoli, onion and cheese in the bottom of the plate. Beat the eggs, then whisk in the cream, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the cheese. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Makes 6 servings
Can be frozen

Per Serving: 379 Calories; 32g Fat; 18g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

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Saving tip For Today – 09/22/2015

Keep your Dogs Teeth clean. 

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Buy Greenies or Milk Bone Brushing chews to remove plaque. Periodontal disease in pets can lead to more serious and expensive illnesses

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Did You Know – 07/21/2014

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1. Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in. I need to do this with my wine glass because you can be sure, if you are outside and you need to go do something when you come back there is a fly in your red wine. They love it.

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2. Use bulldog clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge

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3. Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with
Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the
morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.

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4. This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!

 

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5. Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken light bulb

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6. Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white
chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb
the grease and be washed away in the cycle.

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