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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2008
5:18 AM

Post #5397966

I always like the historical background of plants.
Have you ever cut them and put the stems in colored water? In a day or two the flower will assume the color of the food dye added to the water.
Great hit with the kids.
Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2008
12:05 PM

Post #5398450

Yep, I did this with my science class. I love it

Oh, Carrie, I LOVE QAL also. When I was at my brother's in PA. I dug some up and planted it in my garden. Now it is very happy and so am I. Thanks for the tip about cutting off the seed head. I should have thought of that. However, very few get to that point cuz they are in my bouquets. So far it hasn't gotten out of hand.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2008
12:36 PM

Post #5398560

I never have done that, but I have heard of it, and I meant to include it, gosh darn it.
Jan, you and I may wish we'd never heard of QAL in a few years, but for now, I'm enjoying it.
Thank you both for writing!
cyndiehook
Central, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2008
11:08 PM

Post #5401294

Nice Article, Carrie!
It's nice to know the background on this plant. I have a "natural" area I let it grow in, but in my yard I pull it as fast as I see it. Those seed heads really do have a lot of seeds and they are not picky where they come up. LOL. Cyndie
LJP57
Locust Grove, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2008
11:50 PM

Post #5401423

Thanks for a great article, Carrie! I love to use QAL for pressed flowers 'cuz they're one of the few white flowers that stay white. Ooooh - I never heard about the colored water trick - I've got to try that!
Laurie

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #5401432

40,000 - the source was not clear but I think it was per plant - but still, that's a LOT! Thank you for your generous comment, Cyndie.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2008
11:54 PM

Post #5401436

And Laurie, they are pretty, aren't they? Thanks for stopping by.

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