Lotus Flowers

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Mon Aug 14 13:23:27 EST 2000


Not if you use clear paraffin and do it mostly from the back.  (I
think that's how they do it.) I've seen this done with tulips, also. 
A flat-open tulip makes a floral statement that has to be seen to be
believed.

Monique

Lindsay K wrote:
> 
> Thank you Monique,
> Wow, what a fabulous trick....doesn't the wax scar the flower?
> Lindsay
> 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
> lotus
> > > 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,
> I
> > > believe)  They say they've tried deep water, shallow, warm...but the
> flowers
> > > go brown and drop off.
> > >
> > > At this rate there is not many reasons for buying....can anyone suggest
> how
> > > to coax open these pretty flowers....
> > > Kind Regards
> > > Lindsay K.
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Lindsay Kirkland & Lily Designs
> > > 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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