I've been having a problem with the stems rotting on my flowers. This is, most likely, yet another reason why we have a large water cooler in our kitchen. Tap water can be shady...even for sipping gerberas.
A few weeks ago, I haphazardly stuck a flower in an old lemon juice bottle. The flower lasted an unbelievably long time. The stem was in tact. Did the acidity in the leftover lemon juice kill the asia-funk in the water? Is that possible?
Just because I'm a little nerdy and a lot curious (if it will impact flower longevity), I have 3 vases this week.
1. Filtered, purified water.
2. Regular tap water.
3. Tap water with 3 drops of lemon juice.
Here's to hoping I've stumbled across longer life for my asian daisies!