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Tuesday, October 01, 2002
18:16:59
Subject: drying red roses
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I've had decent luck with drying roses (commercial bunches)with the exception of the 'red' color. Most of the other colors remain vivid (as much as a dried rose will) but the reds darken to a deep maroon. The pictures I see of your reds are making me envious :)

My drying technique is in a storage area of my basement with black plastic over windows and a dehumidifier with fan to keep the air dry. Can you help with a suggestion to keep the red on my roses?


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Tuesday, October 01, 2002
20:46:54
RE: drying red roses
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You can have the very best drying conditions and still get poor results with certain roses; it is what we call 'cultivar specific'. Therefore, when you buy commercial roses ask your florist what cultivar they are (if they do not know, tell them they should!). Then, take notes on your results. You will quickly find 'your favorites'.

For red, I would recommend either a Pasadena or Mercedes.

Good luck.

D.Scott



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Monday, October 21, 2002
20:36:27
RE: drying red roses
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I dried Red Roses in Silica Gel. They became a beautiful Burgandy color. It was the best luck I ever had. Usually the roses turn black.


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