Charlie, being the sweetheart that he is, brought me home this wonderful bouquet of tulips last evening. Tulips are one of my favourite spring flowers, and I hadn’t had a bouquet of cut tulips for a long time.
While we had supper, I placed the flowers, still in their plastic, protective wrapping, in a large tin juice can that had been prepared for recycling, until I had a chance to arrange them to my liking in a proper vase. I placed them in a spare bedroom where it was much cooler. After supper, we got interested in American Idol and I honestly just forgot about the beautiful blooms, until this morning.
When I retrieved them to put them in a vase of fresh water, they had changed colour! Gone wild! I stood in stunned silence for a moment or two; they’re still very pretty, but nobody has been able to explain the change of colour. My high school chemistry fails me, but I wonder if it was some sort of reation with the tin in the can, or with remnants of juice that might have been left in the can?
It’s a mystery to me, although I think the new colour is just as pretty as the yellow! Has anyone else ever had something similar happen?