Wouldn’t you agree that a room feels instantly brighter with a bundle of fresh-cut flowers? Or perhaps you’re more inclined to pick up a lush and leafy houseplant? Whatever your preference, it’s hard to deny the cheerful effect of seeing a simple arrangement on your coffee table each day.
For some of us, however, the joy is short-lived, and we find ourselves tossing brown and wrinkly blooms into the trashcan after only a day or two—cursing our black thumbs all the while. We want to know, do you have any secret tips for keeping plants alive? Is it the water temperature? The angle at which you cut the stems? Placement in the room? If you have a green thumb, what do we need to know?