lindsay at lklily.co.uk
Tue Aug 15 04:24:17 EST 2000
Thank you Monique,
Wow, what a fabulous trick....doesn't the wax scar the flower?
Monique Reed <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:3997FC95.14258E37 at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> I think you may have to find a source of blooming plants and pick the
> flowers when they are open. If you do manage to get some and get them
> to open, you will want to wax them open (trickle warm melted wax
> around the petal bases and let it harden) because usually they are on
> a "time clock" and will close up again on whatever their schedule is.
> Some are night-bloomers and some are day-bloomers, IIRC.
> M. Reed
> Lindsay K wrote:
> > Hi, more advice please.
> > I'm a wedding florist, this time our bride on 3rd Sept is looking for
> > flowers. New Covent Garden supplier can get them in. But they have never
> > been successful in getting them to open(they arrive in bud, from Italy,
> > believe) They say they've tried deep water, shallow, warm...but the
> > go brown and drop off.
> > At this rate there is not many reasons for buying....can anyone suggest
> > to coax open these pretty flowers....
> > Kind Regards
> > Lindsay K.
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> > Floral Decorators covering London and the Home Counties.
> > www.lklily.co.uk
> > email info at lklily.co.uk
> > tel/fax 02085543342
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