Use Bleach to Extend Life of Flowers

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Photo by  Paul Whicheloe

Original Purpose: Whitening.
Aha! Use: Extending the life of flower arrangements. Use a few drops of bleach in the water to prevent bacteria growth and keep stems from mildewing.
Reward: More bang for your bouquet.