Lotus Flowers

Lindsay K lindsay at lklily.co.uk
Tue Aug 15 08:30:48 EST 2000


I have used old tulips and turned them open...I agree they look fabulous but
I didn't realise you could make them stay like that.....now to find the time
to play!!!!!!
Lindsay

Monique Reed <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:3998391F.2760A764 at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> 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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