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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.
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.
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!
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
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!