- Use a clean vase
- Strip leaves that will be under the water line and recut stems at an angle
- Use fresh water and flower food (follow directions on packet)
- Keep flowers in a cool place and out of direct sunlight
- Removing wilting flowers immediately, as they will affect the other flowers
- Change water and recut stems every two days
About.com has a three-minute video that shows you some more tips on caring for fresh flowers. Check it out here.