Silica Gel For Drying Flowers

silica gel for drying flowers

    silica gel
  • Silica gel is a granular, vitreous, highly porous form of silica made synthetically from sodium silicate. Despite its name, silica gel is a solid. It is a naturally occurring mineral that is purified and processed into either granular or beaded form.

  • The most widely used HPLC packing. It has an amorphous structure, is porous, and is composed of siloxane and silanol groups.

  • a porous form of silica that is highly absorbent

  • Hydrated silica in a hard granular hygroscopic form used as a desiccant

  • (flower) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

  • (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom

  • Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly

  • (flower) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

  • (flower) bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"

  • Induce (a plant) to produce flowers

  • Wipe tears from (the eyes)

  • (dried) preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat"

  • Cause to become dry

  • Become dry

  • (dried) not still wet; "the ink has dried"; "a face marked with dried tears"

  • (dry) remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"

silica gel for drying flowers - MoistureSorbTM Eco

MoistureSorbTM Eco Flower Drying Desiccant Powder: 2.5 lb

MoistureSorbTM Eco Flower Drying Desiccant Powder: 2.5 lb

There are a number of options for drying flowers and foliage such as air drying. However, the results are often disappointing and some flowers are just not suitable for air drying. However, the use of MoistureSorbTM results in exhilarating dried flowers and foliage of all types and is well worth the effort.MoistureSorbTM can be used to dry most types of flowers. In addition, the following flowers that are not suitable for air drying could also be dried effectively withMoistureSorbTM: Ajuga, Anemones, Azaleas, Daisies, Dogwood, Freesia, Grape Hyacinths, Lily of the Valle, Marigolds, Mimosa, Orchids, Pansies, Passion flowers, Peonies, Primroses, Roses, Snapdragons, Stokesias, Zinnias, and many others To use, simply sprinkle MoistureSorbTM powder gently on petals and store in a sealed container with a one inch layer of MoistureSorbTM powder at the bottom.MoistureSorb TM is non-toxic, safe, reusable recyclable, natural, odorless, non-flammable and non-caustic. It is an ideal environmentally friendly solution for absorbing moisture from flowers without adding pollutants to the air you breathe. MoistureSorb TM does not contain VOCs, harmful or ozone depleting chemicals and is especially beneficial for those suffering from allergies and chemical sensitivity. No fossil fuels are used in the production of MoistureSorb TM moisture control media.

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Storm Force 8

Storm Force 8

People who visit Scilly in the summer have little idea of how the sea turns rabid in the winter. I used to find these days very exilharating, but at times the wind was so strong that the raindrops would pierce the skin like needles. This is a view from inside a World War II observation post on the Garrison, St Mary's, where I had taken shelter. I risked taking the camera out for a few seconds in order to get this shot, but as you can see from the blurring on the lens, it got thoroughly soaked, and I had to pack it in silica gel sachets to get it dry. The island in the distance is St Agnes.

The poem below was written on a much sunnier day, but once you have experienced a spectacle like this, you don't forget it!


Isles of granite and pale white quartz,
Barely covered by tenuous thrift
And stonecrops with crystalled flowers
Cannot move me in this mood.

I have been by stone row and tomb
Of unhewn stone, by standing stone
And cottage built of stone, and seen
Nothing solid. Nothing that will not pass,

In a thousand years. Nothing
That will not go underwater, under
That sea that cleaves me from St. Agnes,
And fades in wafting rain

Among the Western Isles. Nothing
Moves me. Save, perhaps,
This flint-chipping furze chitter
Who flits above me, and scolds,

With toes crooked under him,
More crooked than an eagle’s toes,
And wings more winglike
Than a kestrel’s. He and I

Are preserved in time, this instant,
Like the flints held in a dead man’s
Hand, and washed up, aeons beyond
On some spume-eroded shore.

Source material: Furze chitter is the Cornish name for the stonechat, a small, passerine bird whose voice sounds identical to two flints being struck together. This poem was inspired by stonechats on the Garrison, St. Mary’s, defending their nests on a summer’s day, with rain threatening, and a restless sea. The Isles of Scilly, once one island, are destined to disappear beneath the sea in a millennium or two, or perhaps less, if the threats of climatologists are to be believed.

Poem by Giles Watson, 2004.

silica gel

silica gel

photo by: LadyAmnesia [Bobbie - A Girafa]

Silica Gel, alem dessas bolinhas bacanas que evitam o mofo em nossas bolsas, e tambem o nome de uma banda de Madrid, que ouvi pouca coisa, porque me causou estranhamento o estilo Erasure [¦] e Pet Shop Boys[¦] cantado em espanhol.

Achei muito musica de academia ou boate daqueles adolescentes que so conhecem trilha sonora internacional de novela.

Gosto do nome da banda porque parece coisa escolhida bem por acaso. E adoro imaginar os acasos que batizam as coisas.

silica gel for drying flowers

silica gel for drying flowers

Miracle Coatings Silica Gel Fresh Flower Preservative 5 Pounds 40050

ACTIVA-Silica Fresh Flower Gel Preservative. Silica gel is a thirsty; granular compound that offers the best method of preserving the natural beauty of fresh flowers. Silica gel actually absorbs the moisture of the flower with little damage to the flower's color and form. Since ancient times; flowers have been air-dried and sand-dried. These methods produce a shriveled look and faded colors. With Silica Gel it is possible to preserve nature's beauties. There is no limit to the bouquets you can preserve. With silica gel you can speed up the process by using the microwave; do it old fashions way with an air-tight container and Activa's silica gel contains blue crystals that turn pink when they have reached their maximum moisture absorption rate; taking the guess work out of replacing them. This package contains one 5 pound/2.27kg resealable package. Made in USA.

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