Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bringing A Dead Geranium To Bloom In One Hours Time

Is This Possible?
Can I take an almost 
DEAD GERANIUM
and bring it back into
bloom in less than an hour?
Well,
They say a picture is worth
a thousand words.
See for yourself!
Here are the step-by-step
instructions.
Try this yourself and see what happens.
The plant started out like this.
As you can see there are a few
spindly, waxy looking leaves.
First you must cut them all back.
Save these-you may need them later.
 Your plant will now look like this.

Next- Take a 1875 WATT
blow dryer.
Place it 7-1/2" from plant
and turn it on 
HIGH HEAT.
Set your timer and 
apply blow dryer for 47 -1/2 minutes.
After time is up
Add 1/2 cup water
Once again apply blow dryer
for an additional 9-3/4 minutes.
Make sure it is 2" from the plant.
If no green has appeared add
1/2 cup of filtered Spring water.
That should do it.
Stand back and gasp in awe.
Your plant should now look like this.
Within 5 more minutes
you will find that it has bloomed
and it should look like this.
What?
It didn't work for you?
Ummmmm.....sorry I mighta lied because
it is, after all,
APRIL FOOLS DAY!
Hope yours is happy and relatively
FOOL FREE!

your photo name

71 comments:

  1. Oh, you naughty girl! I should had known but I guess if I had my Starbucks I would had seen it coming.

    I am up for two minutes and already been fooled :)

    Thanks for the smile. Now I will be on the alert for the rest of the day!

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  2. HA! I figured that you were going to write take old one out and plant new one. Happy April fools!

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  3. Oh you got me ! Happy Monday to you

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  4. Dang it-not even close to remembering what day it was until this. Your a bad bad woman. ;-)

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  5. OMGoodness....you got me on this one!! Happy April Fools Day to you too!!

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  6. Thanks for the morning giggle!

    Happy April Fools, to you.

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  7. haha! i'll bet you have fun today:)

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  8. LOL! I feel sorry for the people who will be around you today, Diana, you prankster, you! : )

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  9. You had me Diana until you got to the blow dryer part. Ha...good one girlfriend, and lets hope that this week we turn the corner on Spring.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  10. I was thinking... she must be crazy! Have a happy day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  11. LOL!!! And Happy April Fool's Day to you too!!

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  12. You got me, Nana! What a great post! As a science teacher, I was intrigued. I should've known better. LOL!!!! xo

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  13. LOL ~ Oh You're Good!
    Have a fun day....
    xox
    Cheryl

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  14. I fell for it. I was thinking about how my family would respond if I started blow drying the flowers.

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  15. Good one Diana!!! Happy April Fools Day!!!

    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  16. Diana, I thought sure you'd dump out the old flower and pop in a new one.LOL Forgot it was April fool's day. Hope you don't get prank today. xoxo,Susie

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  17. Good one! LOL! Happy April fools day to you too!

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  18. WELL...YOU GOT ME and YOU GOT ME GOOD. !!! :)))
    Happy April's Fool

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  19. You always start my day with a good laugh!! Have a fun April fools day...hugs, Penny

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  20. Girl, I was running for my two almost dead red ones on the front porch. Are you SURE this won't work???? :)

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  21. I was not fooled, those look too much like some I've tried to rescue, after ignoring them, and it never works..
    They stay spindly and ugly, no matter what, for me.

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  22. You only got me because I think you're so smart and I thought you had come up with something new. Hahhaha, that makes me not so smart, I guess. Oh, well, I can laugh at myself anyways. This is a darn good one!

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  23. Why you stinker, I was like how the heck did that happen!

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  24. LOL! You had me wondering for a minute. I really didn't think you brought it back that quickly but I was really thinking I was getting some plant doctoring advice.

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  25. You are such a stinker...and clearly where SweetCheeks gets her silly from! We love it. :)
    xo, Tina

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  26. You know what...because I am such a bad gardener...I KNEW this was not possible, cuz, I would have already tried it!!

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  27. I actually had one survive two winters outside.

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  28. haha... Good one, Diana! :)

    Have a great first day of April!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  29. I am not good at watching the time, so this would probably not ever work for me.:-)

    Have a happy Monday! xo Nellie

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  30. You are just too much, Diana! About half way through I figured it must be an April Fool's Joke!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Easter with the family!

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  31. OK, that was mean, Laughing!...because I pulled out my almost dead geraniums the other day...added water.

    And then I read this post, thinking, darn, I did it the wrong way...

    Great joke.

    Jen

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  32. First I thought WOW...Then I remembered the date...Then I knew who was writing it and scrolled to the bottom...April fools day to you too...LOL! You are so much fun!

    Carol

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  33. Though reason told me it wasn't possible, I was falling for it too! I don't even know why I was excited about it. I don't have any geraniums!

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  34. I can't believe I fell for this. Duhhhh

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  35. Funny. Happy April's Fool Day!

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  36. my first thought: there is no way I am going to blow dry a geranium plant for 47minutes!!! Definitely a funny one

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  37. OMG you so got me, my mouth was hanging open in awe!

    Lynnie

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  38. OMG - you really got me. I am still laughing..... Wonder what your hubby is going to pull on you?
    Happy Spring, Diana
    Mary

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  39. I was gonna say - liar liar pants on fire - but today you can get away with it - only today Diana.

    xo Danielle

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  40. And oh yeah they are giving out free Starbucks today all day long - better go get em!

    Danielle

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  41. You are hilarious! I fell for it tho. I really thought you were going to put silk flowers in there. That's funny!

    Judy

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  42. Ya, I was wondering how you were going to pull that off...wish it really would work! I got fooled today, the plumber just left but he said the bill was about $200 more than it really was...ha ha! Not funny to me! :)

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  43. I look forward to your posts everday Diana, this one did not disappoint! V

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  44. LOL you are so funny! Kept reading this like I know this is not true but so convincing :-). Happy April 1st!
    xx
    Anne

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  45. You had me...I hate to admit it. I'm forwarding your link to Sista.

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  46. OK, I read through the whole post until the very end without a hint that it was an April Fool's Day joke. You got me!

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  47. LOVE this! It took me a minute, but I finally figured it before the end...good one!! :)
    Susan

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  48. one of the best ones i've seen all day! Happy Monday to you...

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  49. I was a little suspicious, but I held out hope.....Thanks for the laugh! xxx

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  50. Ha!!! I knew there was something rotten in the State of Denmark :)

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  51. That was surely suspect..I think the hair dryer would overheat by then anyhow..Silly you...

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  52. Oh Diana, you are a hoot girlfriend. Loved this April Fool's post.
    Wishing you a great week.
    Hugs, CM

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  53. You totally got me there diana!!! until you said, if you dont see any green emerging add the filtered water and i was getting suspicious!!!
    I was really interested tho, thinking wow, this is amazing!!! the hairdryer...? How LONG????
    i am a sucker!!!!!lol!!! good one!
    xxxxxx

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  54. I am so gullible! You got me. I was ready to show my husband, the plant authority, this trick. Maybe I will anyway. Maybe he'll fall for it too!

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  55. Aaauuuugggghhhhh! That's the second one I fell for in the last hour!! You are bad.

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  56. You are too funny. You had me in stitches waiting for the punch line.

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  57. Ha, ha, Diana!! You had me going, even though I had just written my own post about April Fool's Day! Now, if it had had something to do with FISH...LOL
    XOXO
    Anne

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  58. OH MY GOSH, YOU GOT ME!!!

    I was concentrating on what you were saying and wondering if this was real or not or if you were just joking in some way.....then, I convinced myself that it might be real until I saw THE END!!

    You are only the second person today to mention April Fools Day. Where I come from, we always remember hehehe.

    Happy first day of April, Diana.

    ~Love, Sheri

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  59. Oh no you didn't!! I was about to call that plant Lazarus, as it came back from the dead. Should have known you'd have a trick up your sleeve. ;)

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  60. Ok, You take the cake!!
    I added you to my Blog List because your just to real and way to funny!
    I have been working on trying to rid mt post of a large space that I did not put in there. I was about to freak out and here I look and here is a comment from you!
    Your so appreciated at this moment :) Thanks...
    Blessings, Roxy

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  61. Hi Diana, I'm reading this and thinking what is wrong with this woman, has she gone off the deep end . . . or is there some weird science going on here . . . never for a minute did I remember April fools :)
    Please come over and check out our $25 gift card give away . . . not an April fools joke :)
    Have a great week.
    Connie :)

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  62. LOL! I was thinking you had totally gone off the deep end :) Cause really - would a hair dryer hold up to that kind of use?!!!!
    Happy April!

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  63. Missed this yesterday. I was fooling around the house all day.
    Wonder if this will work on calla lilies?
    You are bad, bad, bad!
    Love to all, Ginger

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  64. hahahaha...Very convenient to have stopped by today because I read the most current post first. ;)
    Hugs.

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  65. I hate April Fool's Day, but this post is the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. :) I love the step-by-step photos. Ha! :)

    'Happy to meet you, :)

    Val ♥

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