Alum powder. Have you ever heard of it? I hadn't until recently and it has changed everything.


You'll find it along the other spices at the grocery store. It's white powder that has a variety of uses for home remedies, such as treating cancer sores.

But did you know that it helps prolong your blooms too? Especially a bloom with a woody stem, such as hydrangeas or roses.



Florists often freshly cut the stems of these flowers, and dip the edge into alum powder before placing the stem in water.

This helps the flowers draw more water. Simple. And it works.

No more wilted hydrangeas just minutes after placing them in a vase.

It's a great trick.

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