is best to cut your flowers and foliage the day before you anticipate
using them. Have a deep, clean container filled with about 6” of warm
water and use a sharp pair of shears or knife to make a clean cut on
each stem. Remove all foliage that will be below the water line and put
each stem in water immediately to prevent the end from sealing over.
When finished, put your container of material indoors in a cool room, out of a draft.
Your cut materials will be conditioned and ready for your designs the following day.