Note: The following are not recommentations.
They are posted here for interest only.
Many have not been tested in the Printlace household.
Keep Cut Flowers Alive Longer
Give them sugar for nourishment and an acidic ingredient like lemon-lime soda or aspirin,
which allows the plants to absorb water more easily.
A drop of bleach prevents bacteria and also lengthens their life.
Mix 1 quart warm water, 1 tablespoon bleach and 1/4 cup of lemon-lime soda.
Posted by Joy (Kard Krafter Group)
I do a lot of pressed flowers in my cards and bookmarks.
To keep the fresh and color to be rich I laminate them with a laminating machine.
One tip with the pressing, put the flowers between some paper towels if they are being pressed in a book.
I find the telephone book has the best absorbency other than a true flower press.
And it doesn't take long for them to dry out. Joy