Pick colour!! a
Abracadabra! Pick some white flowers and turn them any colour you like! Here’s how…
YOU WILL NEED:
• Food colouring • Water • White flowers (We picked ‘Erlicheer’ daffodils from the garden) 1 Pick your flowers and place them in water while you prepare your coloured mixtures. 2 Make a good strong dye using food colouring and water. If you have yellow, red and blue food colouring you can mix any colour you like! e.g Blue and yellow makes green, red and yellow makes ….? 3 Recut the ends of your flower stems on the diagonal just before you put them in their coloured water. Cut them to length so they are about the right height for their vase without falling over. Remove any leaves below water level. 4 Wait and watch. Check your flowers every few hours to see their progress. You might like to take photos at each stage. The longer you keep your flowers in the dye the darker they will become. 5 Once you are happy with the colours your flowers have turned (after a day or two) you can create a colourful arrangement: Rinse and trim the stems and place them in fresh water.