Friday, July 3, 2009

last petals































...for now, & a little respite from the cave painting weather. I've learned that rose petal tea is a PH indicator, along with many other garden pals, including Horse Chestnut leaves:"Soak horse chestnut leaves in alcohol to extract the fluorescent dye esculin. Esculin is colorless at pH 1.5 but becomes fluorescent blue at pH 2. Get the best effect by shining a black light on the indicator."

That being said, Happy Independence Day.

3 comments:

Kenmeer livermaile said...

That is a prime example of what I call excitingly semiuseful information.

(Mr. Wizard voice): 'Sure Jimmy, it can test PH. Who cares? Let's smoke this spliff and turn on the black light!'

conian

Need I explain this one? After all, 'Schwarzeneggerian' is difficult to pronounce, especially for thick Austrian accents.

amarilla said...

When have i ever posted useful information?

Kenmeer livermaile said...

Not sure. Maybe all of this doesn't amount to a hill of beans, but we'll always have Flatbush, baby.

phillize

Oh, *everyone* knows what THAT means...