Watch as Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to make a bouquet of dahlias! These gorgeous spring flowers will liven up any bouquet of flowers once you’ve learned these tricks on prolonging the vase life of your dahlias. Blooms of garden flowers will last longer if you condition them, and dahlias are no exception. Dahlias are one of the few flowers that won’t open up once cut, so make sure that your dahlias are fully bloomed before bringing them inside. Harvest your dahlia flowers during the coolest time of day: in the morning. Condition the stems by pouring two to three inches of hot water into a metal bucket, using a candy thermometer to make sure the temperature is between 160 and 180 degrees. Strip off any leaves towards the bottom of your dahlia stem before placing it in the hot water. Keep the flower heads well above the lid of the bucket to avoid any steam. If you have shorter stems, try using a coffee mug. After the water has cooled for about an hour, your dahlias are ready to be arranged into a bouquet of flowers. If you change the water each day, these dahlias should last for up to a week in a vase. Keep your home looking vibrant and bright by adding dahlias to flower bouquets in each room of your house!
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