Post # 1
I’m doing my own centerpieces for a reception (will post pics later, because they will bestunning). I could have spent money on a professional, but it would have been exorbitant — plus none of the florists I spoke to could do really spectacular centerpieces that I am after (very tall, with light effects, etc). Plus, my theme is blue, so I need blue flowers and florists I spoke to were shirking from that.
So, I’m doing my own thing and here is my question — since blue roses don’t exist, I was going to color white roses. So, I planned to put blue food dye into water and leave the white roses in the solution overnight. Question: Will I kill my flowers? If I wake up the day of the event and my blue roses are dead because I killed them with dye — what do I do? Anyone has any experience in dying flowers!
Thanks so much in advance (and sorry for lengthy Q)!
Post # 3
Not sure if this works with roses, but I know it does with carnations. Perhaps someone else has more expertise, but if not, why not do a test? Buy a few different types of flowers from the supermarket or florist and try it. Are you totally set on roses? It seems like it would be easier to pick a flower that’s already blue..
Post # 4
I also suggest doing a test run. I know that if you use different colored liquid fertilizer on hydrangeas, they will be the color of the fertilizer. And it is true about the carnations. I am not sure about roses though.
Post # 5
I just did a google search with “food coloring roses” and a bunch of instructions came up. You might want to check into those.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies. Noritake, you’re absolutely right! I went today and bought a bunch of white roses and dye for test run. I will let you know tomorrow what it does in 24h (cuz that’s all the time I will have for the real deal).
Post # 7
One area I used to live had a grocery that sold dyed blue and purple roses year round. The dye does not kill them. They’re already running on a very short time span as it is once they are cut from the bush as technically they are already dead at that point, so placing the stems in food coloring will not cause any further harm and they will wilt at the same rate that a natural non-dyed rose will. The only thing it will do is change the color of the flower (and the stems/leaves). Make sure to cover the ends that are cut so that the dye does not stain your dress. Contrary to popular belief, that is one of the only times you will risk staining a dress or other fabric, though many venues want you to believe otherwise that just looking at one will stain everything in sight.