A year has come and gone. I have displays in my home that I started that long ago and recently I started doing a complete Freshen up. I am a very good candidate for the use of Waterbeads, as I forget to water my plants on any kind of schedule. That being said, I also tend not to rinse and re-puff quite as often as I prescribe here in my own blog.
If you are like me, you may be noticing that your displays lack that awe-inspiring beauty they did when you first made them. It’s time for a full scale freshen up then.
- Gently remove your plants from their waterbeads and put them in another bowl with water over the roots.
- Fill your container with water and put a drop of dish soap on your hand and gently massage your WaterBeads in the soapy water to wash off any dust or plant particles.
- Pour your WaterBeads into a colander and run cool water over them to wash off any soap.
- Thoroughly wash your container with soap and rinse clean.
- Separate your colors if they were layered and re-puff for 3 hours.
- Now you are ready to put your display back together and it should look just as good as the first day.
Make sure to use regular tap water for re-puffing all year, especially if your display sits near a window. Recently I re-puffed with water from my rain barrel and I wound up with a full vase of algae as well as my plant. And then once your display is all back together spray a small amount of fungicide to prevent the white mold again.