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Re: SHOW: Displaying Flowers: Floral Preservative

 Thank you.  I'd forgotten about the sprite thing. May try a little of
everything this year. I feel like being creative--of course it's early in
the morning. by 6 this afternoon I'll just throw in the towel.

Yes, molasses is sticky to work with.

-------Original Message-------

From: ChatOWhitehall@aol.com
Date: 05/01/07 05:30:04
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: [iris] SHOW: Displaying Flowers: Floral Preservative

In a message dated 5/1/2007 8:09:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
irisgrower@cableone.net writes:

<<Forgot, sometimes I put a little sugar in the water last  yr.

I did a swift search of the Archives of the list and it looks like some
folks have in past recommended --or mentioned as hearsay-- the use of lemon
and sugar in unknown proportions, or, for convenience, the soft  drink
Sprite. Citric acid and sugar seem to be the magical things.

As for the molasses thing, that is the first I've heard of it. I would  not
mess with it, myself.

I'm just trying to be helpful here since you are racing around. I've no
experience of the preservative issue, myself.


Anner Whitehead
Richmond VA USA
Jamestown Expedition and Settlement Quadricentennial May, 1607- May,  2007
"At one time...it was all  Virginia."

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