Summer is the season of backyard BBQs and gatherings with family and friends. Fresh cut flowers make the perfect hostess gift–whether you pick them from your garden or purchase them from a grocery store or florist. But how do you keep your flowers from dying in the heat as you transport them? My mother taught me a simple trick that works wonders when your destination requires a bit of travel and you don’t want your flowers to wilt before they reach the arms of the hostess.
Just grab a few paper towels, and saturate them with water. Trim the stems slightly, and wrap the wet paper towels around them. If you are traveling especially far, add another few teaspoons of water to the bottom of the bag so the paper towels don’t dry out. Then, place a plastic baggie around the paper towels, and secure with a rubber band. Now you’re ready for the party!