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Carol
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Thursday, November 28, 2002
23:35:27
Subject: Drying autumn leaves...
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It's too late to save autumn leaves this year (in
Wisconsin), but their fall colors are so lovely
that I'd like to find a way to preserve them. Do
you know of any way to do this? I'd like to
make myself a wreath or table centerpiece
next fall. Thanks.


FlowerMan
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Sunday, December 15, 2002
22:23:35
RE: Drying autumn leaves...
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Sorry for the delay in response, we have been very busy here doing the Christmas thing. Actually we really enjoy this time of year with each other because we are not inundated with our farm responsibilities. It is like being a stay at home dad with a stay at home mom and our children love it.

It is (and was) too late here too. Next year go to your local pharmacy and by some glycerin. Mix two part hot water to 1 part glycerin and then submerge the leaves for 3 to 5 days in total darkness at room temperature.

Now for others reading this, typical glycerin treatment is not done this way with flowers. That process is systemic, through the stems, and is done in light (i.e. you want to encourage transpiration and thus water/glycerin uptake).

Good luck and please keep us all posted on your results in the following year.



Carol
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Sunday, December 15, 2002
23:00:52
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Thanks very much! I will keep you posted.
Carol :o)


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