As summer sets in, gardeners start to think about cutting stems from our beds and borders to bring inside. Everyone loves to see a gorgeous vase of blooms sitting on the kitchen table. But knowing when the right time of day is to cut those flowers—and how to prep them so they last as long as possible—is a bit of a mystery.

In this video from the experts at Gardeners’ World (available on, you’ll learn exactly how and when to snip specific blooms and what to do to make sure they truly shine for days in a vessel.

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