Fred's Formula for Keeping Roses
At a recent meeting of the Charlotte Rose Society, someone asked what to use to have roses keep better in the vase. It seems that Fred Bettin has a good formula for a 'rose keeper' solution:
One gallon of warm water
1/2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of household bleach
Mix the three ingredients together and allow to cool. When you put your roses in the solution in a vase, they will last approximately twice as long as when just using water!