You only get them a few months out of the year, so you might as well turn your house and garden into full-on flower mania. We've got a few tips to make sure your summer flowers last as long as possible. Then, once you've picked out your faves, check out these vases to complete the look.
You'll get your money's worth out of these — they can last .
Pro tip: These blooms are seriously delicate, so to extend their vase life, seal the cut end of the stem by .
Get your vases — and your cameras — ready: Peonies are at their best in June.
To make sure they last as long as possible, cut stems in a bath of warm water, then place in a container of cool water in the refrigerator for up to two hours.
If you want a plant that summer's heat won't kill, these are your savior.
No matter what your favorite color is, there's an orchid for you.
White football mums can withstand heat the best, but we don't blame you if you opt for one of the more colorful blooms.
If your hydrangea starts to droop prematurely, remove it from the arrangement, submerge it into cool water for 10 minutes, give it a fresh cut, place it back in your vase, and watch it pop back to life.
You won't believe the fragrance this hybrid rose has.
These multi-petaled beauties look even better when you give them a hydrating "bath" before arranging. Remove any foliage, then submerge the stems in .
Before putting them in a vase, place the cut edge of the stem in boiling water for 20 seconds to help contain the within the flower and make them last even longer.