Remove any leaves that may come into contact with the water in your vase. Cut the stem of the flower at a 45-degree angle and immediately immerse in water. Add a baby aspirin. Every 2 or 3 days cut another inch off the bottom of each stem and replace the water and add another baby aspirin. If you received your flowers from a florist they probably provided you with a packet of flower preserver which you can use instead of the aspirin.
Add a dash of Epsom salt. I am not sure of the exact amount.
I use pretty much the same method as Lilleyth, except I cut each stem at an angle while holding it at roughly a 90 degree angle under running, room temp water. (Cold water would be too much of a shock.) By doing it that way, the vascular system within the stem sucks up the water much faster than simply sticking the stem in non-running water.
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