Homemade Flower Preservative

No commercial flower preservative on hand? Here's a simple and effective solution for all your cut flower arrangements! 

1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon household bleach
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
1 quart lukewarm water

The sugar takes care of the nutrition the flower would usually get from the plant, bleach keeps the water free of bacteria, and the citric acid in the juice gently acidifies the water. All good stuff for keeping your flowers fresh as long as possible!