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Why Do Flowers Last Longer In Lemonade ?
« on: 29/03/2008 17:09:19 »
Dear Naked Science Peeps of Wondermaking Of Me,


See These Flowers ?



Nice eh ? (quick quiz...why do they make me think of Max Bygraves ?)

Anyway, I've been told that if I use Lemonade they will last longer !!

Will they ?.....can it be diet orientated drinks ?.....could i use coca cola ?....what if I were to use milk ?...or cider ?



*hic*......Pollinate my education with your Floral orientated answers  !

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« Reply #1 on: 29/03/2008 18:08:12 »
Maybe the sugar content is good for the plant

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« Reply #2 on: 29/03/2008 19:55:34 »
Perhaps you should do the experiemnt and find out what happens with other drinks.
BTW, did you get the tulips from Amsterdam?

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« Reply #3 on: 30/03/2008 10:42:05 »
Ermm.. Neil I wouldn't recommend the Coke so much.. If we leave a tooth in a glass of coke overnight.. It has massive effects :P

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« Reply #4 on: 30/03/2008 23:44:19 »
Dear Naked Science Peeps of Wondermaking Of Me,


See These Flowers ?



Nice eh ? (quick quiz...why do they make me think of Max Bygraves ?)

Anyway, I've been told that if I use Lemonade they will last longer !!

Will they ?.....can it be diet orientated drinks ?.....could i use coca cola ?....what if I were to use milk ?...or cider ?



*hic*......Pollinate my education with your Floral orientated answers  !

ta

neil
xxxxx

ps: husg ewe !!



Perhaps this is why you think of Max Bygrave with Tulips!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWTyS3QZxtQ&feature=email

Beautiful Tulips... I would guess that it is the sugar content in the lemonaide that would add to their longevity but I am not sure!


They are very pretty!..

Here is what the florists say at this site:

http://www.britinfo.net/florists/cut-flowers.htm

Supplied in easy-to-use sachets, floral food contains three additives which work together to nourish flowers and deter bacteria:

    * sugars to feed the blooms and encourage buds to form.
    * biocides that kill the bacteria, yeasts and fungi.
    * acidifiers to help water move up the stem more easily.

Bouquets and arrangements are normally delivered with sufficient flower food to last throughout their likely life span.

There are myths around about adding substances, such as lemonade, aspirin or bleach to the water? Lemonade or sugar help flowers to open, but also encourage bacteria to breed. Bleach is more likely to kill the flowers than help them. Other myths include coins and aspirin, which do nothing.
« Last Edit: 31/03/2008 00:52:12 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #5 on: 31/03/2008 07:57:42 »
...Formaldehyde could work well too.  :P

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« Reply #6 on: 31/03/2008 08:44:49 »
Really? I wonder what it would do? Have you ever done that in an effort to preserve the flowers?

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« Reply #7 on: 31/03/2008 09:35:43 »
How about just sugar water. Would that work better?

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« Reply #8 on: 01/04/2008 07:31:10 »
(I was just being silly) ;)

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« Reply #9 on: 01/04/2008 07:54:25 »
well that seems more plausible... Lo I had never heard of formaldihde...used like that...  3ealy though what would happen to flowes set in it? serioudly someone with some should try it!

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« Reply #10 on: 01/04/2008 13:08:24 »
Heehee.. Ermm.. I have also heard that spraying the flower with a weed killer also makes them grow faster ;D

 

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