Rainbow Chrysanthemums

img_4070

These are too gorgeous for words. I took them indoors without flash with my old iPhone 5 as I was dashing past a florist on the way to collect Ziggy from the vet. The florist is in the tunnels of the underground so the lighting was not very good.

I did not go in to have a closer look, but I have made roses like this before. Not with such a vibrant effect though.

You carefully split the stems into a number of sections and put each section in a small glass of water mixed with food colouring, taking care not to stretch the stems too far or they will break. The plant draws the colour up to the petals through the stems by means of the water. The more food colouring you add and the longer you leave them, the brighter the colour will be.



Categories: Articles

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: