I finally got around to experimenting with colouring flowers. My son got white daffodils and roses for me, so that’s what I worked with. With food colouring ready, I pulled out glasses to place the flowers in. As instructed, I trimmed the ends diagonnally under water. Then I sliced about an inch and half up the stem.
This is how the red and green roses came out, after about 18 hours in the dye.
These were the blue and green daffodils.
I think the yellow rose turned out the best. Well, it turned the white rose evenly yellow, no lines or spots.
For the second twenty-four hours, I moved all the flowers one glass over, to another colour. It didn’t change much after that. I don’t know if it was because the flowers weren’t so fresh, or that I didn’t have enough dye in the glasses. Maybe next time I’ll shorten the stem – so maybe the dyes won’t have to travel far? Or add more dye to the water. In any case, I’m happy with how this first experiment turned out. More ideas for the next one ….