How a Hair Dryer Can Help Your Fresh Flowers

How a Hair Dryer Can Help Your Fresh Flowers

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Taryn Williford
Jul 16, 2010

By now, you know a hair dryer can "iron" wrinkles in your shower curtain, dust the tops of cabinets and help remove paint from your walls. But did you know there's one way it can help you keep fresh flowers in your home? If you're struggling with how to get your bouquet's buds to bloom, read on.

Whether you're a fresh-flower freak or just someone who's been gifted a gorgeous arrangement, it can admittedly be tough caring for cut flowers. And it gets even tougher if you're trying to get cut buds to bloom.

After you've combed the web and learned all about cutting stems at a 45° angle underwater, you might want to try this tip for getting your flower bouquet to bloom: Just grab your multi-tasking tech, your hair dryer!

From Real Simple:

First try cutting the stems at an angle, then placing the bouquet in warm water. If that doesn't work, use a blow-dryer with a diffuser to simulate the sunshine's warmth, says Denis Chandler, the owner of Bloomsberry Flowers, in Wilmington, Delaware.

Who knew that the tech that's a part of your morning bathroom routine could stand in for the sun? If you've got any hair dryer hack tips (Or tips for multitasking any of your tech), let us know!

Via Real Simple

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