Ok, I’m really not one for dyed flowers. Why mess with something nature does so well on its own? You will rarely, if ever, find dyed flowers at Rouvalis. That said, this time of year with all the Queen Anne’s Lace blooming on the roadside I get a little nostalgic for an activity of my youth. I remember how much fun I had going out with my mom, picking the biggest blooms I could find and putting them in vases of food coloring + water. I waited impatiently for the color to make its way up the stems to the blossoms and was delighted when the pastel tinge started to show..
This is a great science experiment to do with the kiddos or ya know, just for a little fun addition to your grown up windowsill.
What to do:
-Harvest some Queen Anne’s Lace, keep and eye out for ants! (This trick will also work well with other white flowers, carnations are another good candidate)
-Fill vases with a mixture of water and food coloring, the more concentrated the dye, the more impressive the outcome.
-Give the stems a fresh cut and place in the food coloring.
-Wait for the flowers to drink and show their colors! Usually overnight the effects will become noticeable.
Have fun my little floral scientists!