Thinking you might get some beautiful flowers for Valentine’s Day? If so, you’ll want to make sure you can enjoy the beauty of your flowers for as long as possible!  But cutting the ends and putting the flowers in water is just not enough to keep your flowers thriving for long.

A few of our favorites include: adding crushed aspirin (yes, aspirin!) to the water in your vase or spritzing the undersides of your flowers with hairspray. Unexpected but so surprisingly effective!

To hear the other brilliant tricks, all courtesy of Reader’s Digest, watch the video below and keep your bouquet looking beautiful for days.