This is a simple lesson in sex education to be completely honest. In order to keep your cut flowers fresh longer and looking nice you have to understand the inner workings of how a flower procreates.
I’m going to go with the terms we know and understand as male and females and won’t go into the jargon of Botany – this way I assure you I’ll keep your attention a little longer. Maybe.
The flower has a vagina and a penis. The vagina is the white head in the middle. When it’s time to pollenate – err spread the seed, it’ll get sticky and moist in order to attract the pollen (sperm) from the penis of the plant … and there are many – all those little brown things. Little wieners.
So you’re going to need one of these:
And then, very simply, you’re going to render the plant incapable of making the pollen deposit … you’re going to neuter the flower, one by one.
Even the smaller flowers have plenty of stems to extract.
See the difference? No little wieners = no pollen to hasten the death of the flower.
So what did we learn here, kids? ABSTINENCE!
Also, how to keep your fresh cut flowers last up to 2 weeks longer.