04/28/2015 12:14 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 12:59 EDT

7 Tips To Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer

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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately that statement is most true when it comes to fresh flowers.

But just because your bouquet won't last forever, it doesn't mean you can't keep it alive a little bit longer. In the infographic below British flower service, Serenata Flowers shares seven tips to extend the life of your floral arrangements. From cleaning advice to hairspray tricks to special formulas that will keep your flowers fed, these tips are sure to keep those petals from plummeting.

Fresh flower arrangements add beauty and fragrance to the home making them a great gift idea for housewarmings and holidays. If you're thinking of picking up a bouquet for Mother's Day you definitely won't be the only one. American flower service FTD reports that $14.6 billion USD are spent on Mother's Day flowers every year — and it's a good thing too because they also report that 76 per cent of moms want nothing more than a beautiful bouquet to celebrate their special day.

Do you have any special tips for keeping your flowers alive longer? Let us know in the comments below.

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