The lilacs this year are AMAZING…. #happinessis
I’ve been snipping a bouquet almost daily….. Sadly…. once indoors….they don’t seem to last very long….
This morning I asked my Instagram friends for some advice.
Wow….did I get some brilliant tips…….for longer-lasting lilacs.
I just had to pop in and share the suggestions with you all.
Tips from my IG Friends for Longer Lasting Lilacs
(I seriously love the IG community……Thank you lovelies.) Check out the full thread on Instagram here.
“Because lilacs have woody stems you need to whack the cut ends with a hammer to split the stem a bit so that they can take up water. Keep out of direct sunlight. Your studio space is about the right temperature for them. I used to be a floral designer about a million years ago so had to learn all these little tricks!” – @carolhartseattle
“Keep them in the fridge at night, so long as they’re not freezing, the cold and dark will prevent them from deteriorating quickly.” – @saffronandsuitcases
“I asked the same yesterday and apparently break not snip the stems off the plant, do this early in the day, plunge into hot water followed by cold and remove as many leaves as possible! And voila! Hopefully, they will last longer than a day.” – @jannelford
“You can smash the tips. Opens them up to more moisture…..I use this spiked hammer florist tool. But I’m sure you could just smash the tips on a hard surface. It opens the tips up. Search Martha Stewart smash lilac tips on Google.” -@northern__style
Seriously… I had NO IDEA….!?!
Over in The Studio | Online I posted a workflow/virtual copy tutorial yesterday……
Here is a quick slideshow of the many versions of just one photo I shared in The Studio. (different presets and rotations)