Making the most of my Mimosa

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Rather than let the remaining flowers on the mimosa tree be ripped off by the wind, I cut a couple of branches and brought them indoors. At this point they usually start to shrivel and dry – but not this time.  I googled ‘Conditioning Mimosa’ and discovered the secret to keeping it looking good in a vase.  First cut the stems at 45 degree angle, then stand them in a jug with 10cm (4″) freshly boiled water and finally cover the jug and flowers with a large plastic bag – and leave them like that overnight.  It’s the steam that works the magic.

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