1. Build a framework of greens (we chose lemon leaves) in the vase. Keep leaves out of the water for a longer-lasting bouquet.
Trim the stems at an angle with a nice, sharp, clean cut. This will keep your flowers fresher longer and help them drink the water more easily. And for an even longer-lived bouquet, add flower food before you start. Use one packet of flower food to 1 pint of room-temperature water. Fill your vase almost to the top with water, leaving some space to avoid overflowing when you add the flowers.