I love fresh flowers, but they only last a few days. What are other alternatives?
Try hitting the florist once a month instead, and ask what they have in stock that will last longer than a week or two. Many florists sell beautiful seasonal branches like pussy willow and flowering quince those will generally last longer than cut flowers and will look very chic. Or invest in a potted orchid, which will brighten up your pad for at least a month (much longer if you're lucky!), or an easy-to-care-for plant like a cactus or jade plant. Also follow these tips to keep their shelf-life up: Don't over-water them, place them near a heater, or a no-sunlight zone.
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