Aster
Courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden

Cutting Time

Experts recommend gardeners cut their flowers first thing in the morning. Be sure to bring a bucket of lukewarm water in which to place the freshly cut stems. Once indoors, remove the leaves from the lower portions of the stem, re-cut an additional inch off the stem, and immediately place back into the water to prevent air locks from forming.

To prevent wilting, change water frequently and re-cut stems.

Shown here: aster (Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies')

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