Too bad we didn't know this trick on Valentine's Day.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
March 02, 2018

Roses are red, violets are blue, your daisies are droopy, oh what can you do? Grab some distilled white vinegar, ladies. Really!

You may already know that you can use white vinegar to clean your coffee machine, garbage disposal, and microwave, but the popular pantry staple can also keep your flower bouquet looking perky for longer. How, you ask? The process is a cinch.

As PopSugar recently pointed out, you can spruce up your fresh flower arrangement by adding two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar with two tablespoons of sugar straight into a vase with water. Give your flowers fresh water and this mixture everyday. You'll also want to trim the stems about an inch a day. This little dose of TLC will go a long way in keeping your bouquets looking as good as new.

Phew, it looks like that anniversary arrangement is going to make it through the weekend, after all.