WalMart might sell dish scrubbing brushes that fit in the vase. Look around at stores for something like that, that's my suggestion.
As for the stem, find an old shirt, cut it into a thick strip, and use the coat hanger to push it through. Then just clean it with the piece of a shirt. Hope that helps!
Last edited by mrMojoRisin; May 8th, 2008 at 01:18 PM.