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How long can a cut flower survive on soda?
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Can a flower change its color by adding water and soda?
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What is a long lasting cut flower that would be suitable for mother's day?
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How long does a cow survive with it's head cut off?
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Could you survive if one of your fingers was cut off?
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Can a cut flower live in orange juice and make another flower on the cut flower?
A cut flower may be able to live for a very short time in orange juice. But the sugar that provides the energy the flower needs will quickly begin to also provide a source of nutrients to bacteria. As they grow in the water, they will clog the stem of the flower, causing it to then wilt because it can no longer intake the water it needs. This is why you should use only professional flower food in the vases of cut flowers. You can get packets of flower food from your florist. A new flower can't grow from a cut-flower stem. But if a stem has a bud on it, as well as an open flower, depending on the type of flower, the bud may open as well.
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How do you start a cut flower farm?
Almost anyone can start a cut flower farm. Starting on a small scale, and expanding a needed. There are many books on the subject, even one called "The Flower Farmer" There is a national organization called The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers that offers conferences and other resources for new, and experienced cut flower growers. Check with your local University Extension office, they often have information and also hold continuing education sessions at cut flower farms.
How do you cut a flower from the plant?
That depends on what sort of flower!But in general,use a scissors or garden snips -or even your fingernails- to sever it without tearing the plant's stem.You want to try to cut just above a pair of leaves so new growth can happen from there.Flowers from bulbs are usually cut with as long stems as possible.