November 30, 2006

Booze for your blooms

A little bit of gin or whiskey added to the water for your paperwhite narcissus or daffodil bulbs will keep them from tipping over.

The booze acts to stunt the growth of stems and leaves, but not the blooms or their fragrance.

A 5% solution is best say the horticulture experts at the Flower Bulb Research Program at Cornell.

Posted by Jill Fallon at November 30, 2006 4:52 PM | TrackBack | Permalink