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The cut flower business ended in 2011 but I continue to post other items about gardening.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Bouquets for May 2nd, 2008

One of the many advantages of living across the street from a freeway are the dozens of wild crabapples growing in the easement. I used lots of crabapple branches from these trees in the "cool" colored bouquets for Friday. About 2 out of 3 Friday customers received bouquets that looked something like this:

There were also "warm" bouquets using yellow, orange and red tulips but I didn't take any pictures.
Some of the bouquets also contained twigs from fragrant viburnum:

These viburnums have a spicy, sweet fragrance that you can smell across the yard when they're in bloom. There are a bunch of fragrant viburnums - I think most of them are hybrids of the Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii). The one above is Judd's Viburnum (Viburnum x juddi) and I have another hybrid called 'Mohawk', as well as a Viburnum carlesii. The bloom is a little staggered because of their different genetics or where they are in the yard, so the spicy scent is floating around here for a couple weeks even though each plant only stays in bloom for a few days.

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