Lily Krakowski on mon 21 oct 02
Lilac wilt quickly, and drink up water like mad. The gardener in me tells
me it may not be your poor vase, but simply that it was too small to hold
Marianne Lombardo writes:
> I have a small green vase that I made and glazed with a commercial green
> glossy glaze. No idea what's in the glaze.
> This summer I was cutting lilac flowers like mad and filling every possible
> container I could find, including some canning jars. I really must get busy
> and make myself more vases.
> Anyway, I did notice that *every* bunch of flowers that was put into this
> particular vase were all wilted and droopy by the next day. After a couple
> of weeks I stopped using the vase, although I still have it.
> Marianne Lombardo
> Omemee, Ontario, Canada
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>> There was a post on clat art a few years ago - about some one who made a
>> fish bowl castle - with a barium glaze - and killed all the fish.
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John Baymore on tue 22 oct 02
Lilac wilt quickly, and drink up water like mad. The gardener in me tell=
me it may not be your poor vase, but simply that it was too small to hold=
Soluble copper compounds and plants don't like each other.
Likely leaching copper from the glaze could be the culprit. Copper is
notoriously hard to keep in a glaze matrix.
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