Plus how long different cut flowers last
I am an amateur and I was wondering about some of the wildflowers I tried to pick. I don't know what most of them are called. But there's tons of what I think we're called black-eyed Susan's when I was a kid. I don't think they last very well in vases if I remember right. Then there's some strange yellow ones that have little yellow flowers at the top I was going to post a picture here but I don't know if I can. A tall little ones with yellow flowers at the top, and then there's like Goldenrod, and then there's some purple ones, and some white ones that eventually do a weird thing and look like they're evolving into a planet with lines from the North Pole to the South Pole and little pieces of fuzz, and then there's a thistle, big huge thistle bushes that grow purple flowers. Those can be a little bit hazardous. But I'm wondering if a nice Arrangements of these were put together would anyone actually buy them at some kind of sale or something? Some people just call them weeds of course. And or could they be dried for later?
Hi Randal, Yes, black-eyes susans are outstanding cut flowers. At farmers’ markets, there are often bouquets for sale! The price seems to range from $1 a flower to $7 a bouquet. Quite a range. Usually, they feature “cutting flowers” such as zinnia which last a long time in a vase. Other options are sunflowers and cosmos.
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A cut with a sharp knife at the base going up through the bottom about a half inch will keep them from growing long stems.
Your article says roses don't continue to develop. Not sure what you mean by that; however, it is best to cut roses in early opening stage, i. e. as a tight bud with full color, because the rose will proceed to open as it ages. A few tips on how to determine if cut roses you are buying are fresh:
never buy if the petals are already open. Gently squeeze a rose bud between thumb and forefinger testing for firmness. If the bud is not firm, the stem has been cut for a while and will open and shed much quicker. A firm bud will usually give you a beautiful rose for 1-2 weeks never buy a rose that has been wired; wiring is used to support weak stems, usually on the wilt side AND the wire if pushed into the head will damage it and cause the petals to fall
I agree. Not sure what they mean. I always cut my roses as fully-colored buds just starting to open. They continue to open and last a long time. I have had less opening success if there is only slight color showing.
It’s August 9th and I just cut a few dozen Zinnias for the house. They last a long time as cut flowers, too.
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I believe the word you're looking for is negative PHOTOTROPISM when a plant turns away from a light source. Negative GEOTROPISM is a plant growing against gravity which, if you think about it, is what plants do!