On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 19:08:14 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
:> You might try a couple of things: a pinch or two of sugar in the
:> water; letting it sit out on the counter or window sill on a sunny
:> afternoon. Can't guarantee that either would work but that's what
:> comes to mind..... -aem
:Why? Color me Curious.
The things I have been doing, or have done occasionally:
Putting the bunch in the sun when it's not so warm as to stress the
I generally put the glass containing the water and stems at the bottom
of a stainless steel bowl and put water in the bowl. The evaporating
water in the bowl keeps the air surrounding the leaves at a higher
humidity than the room at large and helps prevent the leaves from drying
Occasionally, I spray the leaves with a fine mist of water.
I HAVE on occasion retrimmed the stems. On recommendation in this thread
I'll do that more frequently.