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Article: The Story of Queen Anne's Lace: Dropping seeds

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pamsaplantin
Morgantown, WV
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2009
1:01 AM

Post #6882600

Maybe this was addressed in another post but I didn't see it. When I have tried to use QAL as a cut flower it dropped seeds all over the place making a terrible mess. Is there a way to avoid this problem?

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2009
7:25 AM

Post #6883720

Hmmm. Hair spray, or some kind of fixative? Picking it at a less open stage? I never really paid attention to that. (Now you know what kind of a housekeeper I am!) I'll bet you mean petals not seeds, right, or do you literally mean seeds?

Thanks for commenting - I'm intrigued, now.
pamsaplantin
Morgantown, WV
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #6884481

Small black specks. I would think that has to be seeds. (At least I hope it was seeds & not some kind of worm castings. Ewwww! I had that happen once. There was a tiny inchworm on one of my flowers making a mess. Now I always put my flowers to soak in a sink full of water for a while before I put them in a vase to force out any stowaways.)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 30, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #6886383

Ewwww. I don't know what to say; I am so sorry. Except again, maybe younger flowers.

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