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Name: Becky
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: CA
Country: N/A
Date: 10/12/2005


Question:
What can preserve a cut flower other then sugar?


Replies:
There are prepackaged mixtures of nutrients available in garden stores that are balanced to extend the blooms of cut flowers. You can find packages of these products and read the list of ingredients. Alternatively, and probably more informative, to visit a garden nursery or florist and ask. I'm sure they will more than happy to not only give you the information on the composition of these products, but would likely be willing to explain what each ingredient contributes to the effectiveness of the product.

Vince Calder


Hi Becky

to preserve a cut flower in a vase you can add some half adult aspirin solved in some water. Usually that adds some time to flowers.

Thanks for asking NEWTON!

Mabel
(Dr. Mabel M. Rodrigues)


Various methods noted here:

http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/nsfall05/IdeaArticles/
Whatmethodofpreservationg.html

http://coop.co.pinellas.fl.us/Commhort/publications/caringcut.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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