Cut flowers look so pretty in the summer next to a large bowl of fresh fruit on a patio table with brightly colored placemats!
Don't do it! I learned on the radio that putting flowers too close to fruit can cause them to wilt:
You should keep your flowers away from the fruit bowl. You can’t see it, but that fruit gives off ethylene gas, which will make the flowers deteriorate more quickly.
Also, you want to keep them out of the heat, so don't place them on a windowsill or next to the ol' television.
For more tips on keeping flowers fresher longer, click here.