How to Bring Wilted Flowers Back to Life

A few years ago, a flower grower in Portland, taught me a trick for reviving wilted flowers. I hear a lot from people that their cut hydrangeas, lilacs, and roses wilt easily. If that happens, try out this trick! It seems to work most of the time, granted there are always a few stems that sometimes won’t revive. On Saturday, I bought some flowers at the farmer’s market but then ran into friends who wanted to get lunch. I couldn’t resist an invitation for ramen, so my poor flowers wilted in my backpack and looked very sad and nearly dead! Here’s what I did: