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How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« on: July 03, 2020, 06:18:53 PM »
I was doing some woodwork on the front porch today and I got sawdust on my fiance's flowers.  She noticed it immediately when she pulled up.

The flowers are really dark purple, almost black.

I have tried blowing air gently on them with my shop vac and spraying water mist on them.  When the water dries there is still sawdust.

I am afraid to spray water on them any harder because I don't want to really be in the dog house.

Any ideas?

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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 06:25:46 PM »
Sounds like a tough one and youve tried most of the things already. Not sure what to recommend beyond what youve tried. Too late now, but you could have walked on them and blamed it on the dog. When WAS the wedding supposed to take place. ;)  That may be an open day on your calendar now.  ;D

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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 06:44:03 PM »
take her out to dinner.  smiley_love   food3   smiley_gorgeous smiley_smug01  This all part of the early stages of her training.  lets see how she does!  good luck to you!  flowers really do not last forever anyway.  can keep stepping up the air velocity until either the sawdust or the petals are gone.  we have all been there.  hope the project on the porch was for her.  If not and she forgives you, she is a keeper!   :) :) :)
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 06:47:14 PM »
I do hope you was making something for her.   :)
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 06:58:54 PM »
I do hope you was making something for her.   :)
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 07:11:22 PM »
If you have a selectable sprayer, try the "shower" setting, but direct the spray up in the air so that is falls on the flowers like rain would. Maybe you will get lucky and get some rain tonight.

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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2020, 07:26:10 PM »
Break out the cash stash you had for man toys and buy new flowers. It's going to happen in the end anyway so no sense in delaying the inevitable.  :D
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 09:02:02 PM »
 

 

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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 09:11:17 PM »
This is a time for advice from our own @Raider Bill .

It would be better coming from him.
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 07:12:38 AM »
The new TV Show, Ask Raider Bill, is a bit hit, but only with the men :D
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 07:18:10 AM »
I'd go with more air flow. Water tends to make stuff stick. Plants can put up with more wind than you imagine.
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2020, 09:00:12 AM »
the flower is designed to capture and retain things like pollen, so the saw dust is prob. close enough.  maybe the F1 hybrid will be an oak tree with beautiful dark blue flowers.  
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 11:05:30 AM »
Do you own a Harley? If not get one.
If so back it up to the flowers and give them some VTwin love that should either blow the dust off of them or fry em.
Either way afterwards take the little lady for a nice long ride.

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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 11:10:49 AM »
Kinda like my SIL. They, well my Brother and me helping, was redoing an old house while they was living in it. Sheetrock and all. She expected us to not make a mess.  ::) Sanding hardwood floors too.
Did I mention horse hair plaster that we had to remove.  
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2020, 11:28:07 AM »
Dark blue/black spray paint, first try it in a small area that won't be noticed.

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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2020, 12:48:30 PM »
Rain will fix the issue.  Artificial rain just isn't the same.
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2020, 02:31:16 PM »
The big pieces should blow off and the fine dust remaining is obviously from that sand cloud from the Sahara! You can't be blamed for sand/dust that traveled all the way from Africa.
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2020, 04:49:58 PM »
Tell her that the flowers look so good you want her to make another bed somewhere else.  Keep her attention on some other project but while shes on it run the sprinkler on the sawdust flowers. 
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2020, 05:42:23 PM »
Say "im sorry" and move on.  Any further fits from her about it, just ignore.  No sense training her to think youre gonna be shamed forever over a small and honest mistake. 

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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2020, 05:52:39 PM »
Go buy a few rabbits for her a pets, and let them loose in the flowers.  Then cut the flowers off at the ground as if the rabbits did it, and blame it all on the cute rabbits.  Let them take the fall for it.  She will be so mad at the rabbits, she may forget about the sawdust.  Then get some new flowers, eat the rabbits for dinner (unless she wants to keep them as pets), and clean up the flower beds.  She'll thank you for it.  Maybe.....

Either that or just vaporize them all with a weed eater and say "What flowers?  I thought they were weeds."  That will definately make her forget about the sawdust.

Or since it's 4rth of July "accidentally" toss a few mortar rounds in the flower beds and watch them sparkle as they explode.  "Oops, sorry honey, it won't happen again...."

If you try it, let us know how it turns out.  What could possibly go wrong?  
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2020, 06:19:00 PM »
I have come to the conclusion that the last line of reply #2 by @doc henderson is probably the wisest advice in this whole thread.   :D
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2020, 06:28:56 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2020, 06:33:40 PM »
@Jeff I see your pavilion in the background, but i did not know you played "goff".   :D :D :D ;)
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2020, 09:16:43 PM »
Bet a leaf blower would be the answer for the original problem.

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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2020, 10:19:40 PM »
Keep mouth shut and act innocent, don't admit to nothing.
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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2020, 02:23:59 PM »
I'd test some low concentrated dawn type dish soap on one pedal and see if that helps. Increase soap amounts slowly. It'll change the surface tension and hopefully the pedal will the release the sawdust. 
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Re: How do I remove sawdust from flowers
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2020, 03:10:14 PM »

My answer would of been" Do you the work done or the flowers?"

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