Florists in Casselton, ND
Find local Casselton, North Dakota florists below that deliver beautiful flowers to residences, business, funeral homes and hospitals in Casselton and surrounding areas. Choose from roses, lilies, tulips, orchids, carnations and more from the variety of flower arrangements in a vase, container or basket. Place your flower delivery order online of call.
Casselton Flower Shops
Casselton ND News
Feb 27, 2020
Removing geranium blossoms, keeping cut flowers fresh and rabbit troubles - Duluth News Tribune
I’ve heard you can add a little 7UP or sugar to the water used to refill the vase. Is that a good idea? — Judy M., Casselton, N.D.
A: The preservative that florists supply is specially formulated to help cut flowers last longer by increasing water uptake and reducing growth of harmful organisms that might block cut stem surfaces. Although 7UP might reduce the growth of organisms, and sugar might supply some saplike energy, the wrong proportions can do more harm than good. Although homemade recipes can be found, using the florist’s preservative is the safer alternative for success. Before initially putting cut flowers in a vase, giving each stem a fresh cut can promote better water uptake and longer life. Q: Rabbits are totally destroying my young arborvitae evergreen. There’s hardly any greenery left, and they’ve gnawed off the twigs back to stubs. Will it come back in the spring from the part that is left? — C. Hansen, Fargo. A: Unfortunately, most evergreens, including arborvitae, don’t regenerate foliage on branches that have been chewed as severely as you describe. Last winter, rabbits chewed six of our young arborvitae, consuming branches on the way up as the snow depth increased, then finished the job on the way down, as snow melted. The shrubs required replacement. Deciduous (leafy) shrubs have an advantage, because most have the ability to branch freely from the base if rabbits consume the upper twigs, or gnaw the bark. Damaged portions of lilac, dogwood, spirea, rose, hydrangea and other favorite rabbit edibles can be pruned back quite drastically in early spring, and most rebound fine, often better than before.
If you have a gardening or lawn care question, email Don Kinzler, NDSU Extension-Cass County, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-241-5707. Questions with broad appeal may be published, so please include your name, city and state for appropriate advice.