Blue roses

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  1. hom3lesshom3boy

    hom3lesshom3boy New Member

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    For vday, I want to try soaking white roses in blue food coloring. I know blue isn't the traditional color of vday, but the SO has never seen real blue roses so I thought it would be romantic/corny to surprise her. Does anyone know if this will even work/have better suggestions?
     
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    The Secretary My domestic skills will rock your socks off!

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    I dont know if it would work or not but Im interested to see how it turns out. Ive never seen real blue roses either I didnt know they made those. hmmmm
     
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    D-3vil Lurkerius Fantasticus

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    AFAIK, there are no real blue roses. The method you've described is what flower shops use to make them blue.

    To complicate matters, a team of Australian / Japanese scientists have announced that they have in fact created a blue rose, by using hairpin RNAi to alter it's genetic makeup. Commercially though, they're a few good years away.
    http://www.csiro.au/csiro/content/file/pf1v,,.html
     
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    So the method I described will work?
     
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    Don't soak the petal area, cut the stem and place it in water with blue food colouring.
     
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    Usually I think florists airbrush them, don't they? With as delicate as the petals are, I'm thinking they could disintegrate in that much water. If anything, the stem idea above would be the only thing I'd try, I just don't know if it would cause the change significantly enough....
     
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    And just let the food coloring soak it up via stem? How long does this thing take?
     
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    Not sure how long it takes, but I know that that's the way to go about it. I would guess a day or 2.... or maybe 3. I would get the flowers asap, and get going on it.... just in case it takes longer.
     
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    Don't tell me you've never done the put the celery stalk in the colored water experiment in grammar school. Pretty sure it'll work.
     
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    Soaking the stems in blue-food-colored-water is the way to go. The color will travel with the water up through the stems to the petals. I would give it a day to work its magic, so if I were you I would get the flowers and start them tommorow morning to have them ready on tuesday
     
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    Thanks guys :). You just gotta love the power of OT.
     
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    I've never done it, sorry. My grade school science teacher was a total bitch though. All I remember is cutting up a cow lung.
     

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