We have a saying around here – shall we crown the flowers with glory? said in a silly accent, of course!
It does raise a good question though and leads us to another test :: shall we crown the flowers with glory or not?? (wedding season does make us all a little delirious, don’t you agree?? — ha ha!)
Here goes! “100% Crowning Glory” versus “50% Crowning Glory mixed with 50% water” versus “nothing at all” sprayed on the flowers (none of the flowers were in water):
These are the stargazers 7 1/2 hours after the test started, they were not in water.
The Larkspur test lasted for 7 hours, all stems were left out of water for the duration of the test.
Does this pink hydrangea look familiar? This is the hydrangea used in the nine day floral foam face-off test! We pulled them out of the floral foam and submerged them into lukewarm water for 30 minutes. Voila – perky hydrangeas!
I’ve always been a fan of Crowning Glory and will continue to use it – this test sealed the flowers & the deal for me!
I’ve heard a lot of people who like to dilute the Crowning Glory, I’m not sure why and I would suggest not doing so. The 50/50 solution only prolonged the life of most of the flowers by an hour or two.
Flowers for this test were provided by Amato Wholesale Florist
6601 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80229
What other products would you like to see us test??