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Re: Cult: Cut iris preservative

In a message dated 5/1/2007 4:31:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
FJMJEDWARDS@worldnet.att.net writes:

There is  no better preservative for a vase of irises that a few stems of
roses  added.  The stinky bacteria that grow on many flowers in bouquets  will
not multiply in the presence of roses.  Roses compliment the  irises very
nicely also.  If I were a scientist, I would study what  antibacterial factor
roses produce.

This is fascinating. Thank you, Francelle. I'm going to experiment. I've  got 
mostly old roses and mostly old irises and they tend to bloom together on  
first heavy flush. It is starting right now, as a matter of fact: 'Quaker Lady'  
blooming today with 'Shailer's Provence.'  
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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