Where on the branch on which you are collecting your gardenia flowers for bouquet, is the best location on branch to cut? Does it matter if it's before or after a notch, etc?
Cutting Gardenia Flowers for Bouquet
It's really doesn't matter where you cut your gardenias. Generally speaking you'll want to cut the stems to a length of around four inches. Keep some leaves on the stems when you cut them. Bring them into the house and cut the tips again, but this time at a slant (so that they can better take up water). Some people go further than this step by stripping the stem tips and then searing the stem tips in boiling water. I personally don't, but some say it prolongs their life. Put you gardenias in a small vase filled with water and maybe a quarter of a teaspoon of bleach to keep fungus down. Keep them out of direct sun and change the water at least every other day.