Tomorrow we celebrate Valentine's Day, a day that many people give flowers as a gift, but also a day local florists make their biggest sales. But people wonder what to do with their flowers after the celebration is over if they don't want to trash them. University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners say great uses for these flowers, are to dry them out and use the petals later, re-plant the bulbs of some to grow your own, or press them.
Gwen Podeschi, Master Gardener at the Extension further explained some of those options and what someone could do with the recycled bits.
Podeschi said when first receiving the flowers, the best way to care for them is to keep them in a vase of cool water, and to not mix flowers unless you are certain it's okay to.
Podeschi appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.