Dying Carnations

We have been wanting to do this experiment for a while now and I found carnations for $1 a piece last week at our local Hyvee. First I made a stand to keep the cats from nocking them over, we have 3 onry kitties 🙂 Next we found long and tall glass containers that we have used in previous experiments. Filled them half way with water and added food coloring. Finally we cut the stems of the carnations at an angle and placed them in the colored water.

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After about 15-20 mins the red started to show.
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This was 4 hours into the experiment.
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12 hours into the experiment.
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Our 3 onry kitties. Thankfully they left the flowers alone long enough to complete the experiment 🙂

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