When Addy was in the hospital with pneumonia (she calls it "ammonia" - cracks me up every time), she asked if I would send her blue roses. You know what happens when you ask a florist for blue flowers? ~crickets~
So with the help of Mr. Google, and in between all the antiquing
and sewing we've been doing,
we made our own blue roses.
Turns out it's really simple to do. You buy the last sad, half dead bunch of white roses at Walmart, along with food coloring and a pretty vase.
Bring them home, fill the vase with water, and let the 6-year old go crazy adding blue food coloring; then trim the stems with scissors and immediately plunge them into the water.
Addy wanted me to have some purple roses, so we put half the batch in a separate vase with blue and red food dye.
Addy isn't impressed with the brownish color that resulted but I love it.