A vase of fresh flowers in your home or on your desk can brighten your day. Here are a few tips to keep your flowers fresh. 1. Prepare your vase with lukewarm tap water and use the packet of flower food that comes with the flowers. Be sure to check your water level daily. 2. Give your flowers a fresh cut, at a 45 degree angle, before placing in the vase and be sure to remove the leaves from the stems - leaves in the water will create bacteria and shorten the life of the flowers. 3. Placement of the flowers is important. Place your vase in a cool area, away from direct sunlight. For more tips and to learn the art of flower arranging, come to a flower arranging workshop. Link in bio for tickets.