Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bits And Pieces

An activity which was created on the spur of the moment when my older daughter brought a rose which was presented to her in school. The rest of the siblings wrapped it in woollen to keep it warm and fresh. If you take a closer look at the picture, you’ll probably guess  what the rose is wrapped with.

This ornamental vase was created by my children; using an empty water bottle (to hold the flower) a colourful old sock and a ribbon (Refill the bottle with water if you wish to keep the flower fresh for a day or two).

In the meantime I found this wonderful piece of information that I came across in a household management book. The book furnished two great tips in relevant to preserving fresh flowers.

Freshly cut flowers may be preserved for a long period of time, if placed  in a glass or vase with fresh water, to which a little charcoal has been steeped or in water with a piece of camphor  dissolved.
To revive cut flowers after packing: Immerse the stems into boiling water. (The flowers will be revived, when the water begins to cool).Then trim the ends of the stems and keep them in fresh cold water.

Regrettably I don’t  have charcoal or camphor to experiment this .And the rose is beginning to wilt!

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