When you purchase fresh flowers from your local market, always make sure to give the stem a fresh cut at home, before they go into your personal vase.
I bought a bunch of tulips from the market today and notice how dry the stems are. When the stems are this dry, the flowers cannot intake water.
Give them a fresh snip to open their pores so water can run its course and quench the thirst.
People ask me all the time if they need to pour a packet of floral food into the water. I say, save your money, and trust the plain good old water to do its magic.
Til next time!