Sometimes getting creative just means thinking out of the box and looking at the simple things that we have around the house and even recreating some of the old fashioned things we did when we were young.. Thus, I am presenting the "Blue Dye Experiment".
Last Saturday I brought home two bunches of flowers. One bunch was filled with bright yellow tulips, and the other was a bunch of pure white spider daisies. I cut both of their bottom stems and put them both in vases that were filled with an equal amount of water mixed with blue dye. I put them side by side in my kitchen window and let the "Blue Dye Experiment" begin.
Let's look at the results after just one week..
The yellow tulips definitely won the experiment of absorbing more of the blue dye. The color of the yellow even changed during the week. My daughter kept commenting on how quickly they were turning blue and defined in the veins of the flower petal. It was a beautiful transformation to watch.
The white spider daises surprised me as I thought for sure the white would absorb more of the blue but it didn't. In fact, the tops of the petals showed just a speck of blue here and there, while the bottoms of the petals showed more, but still not as much as I thought they would have.
Why I wonder? Was it because the tulip stem is more fibrous and accepting of water going up the fibers? The spider daisy has a thicker, coarser stem thus less accepting of water?
Interesting right? How many of you remember doing this same experiment with carnations or even celery?