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Elegance of Iris

Irises look stately on their own, but clustered together their airy softness offers a special appeal.

  1. Prepare a vase with cool water. Add floral food as directed. Floral food not only helps the flowers continue to flourish, it also slows bacterial growth, which clogs flower stems.
  2. Trim the bottom half inch or so off each iris stem.
  3. Arrange the irises, and keep them out of direct sunlight and drafts to lengthen their life. Every two to three days, remove the flowers and wash the vase with warm, soapy water. Recut iris stems and add to vase with fresh water and additional floral food.

Published by Floral Lifestyles, A publication of Vance Publishing Corporation