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

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bouquets for Monday July 14, 2008

A few new flowers appeared between last Friday and Monday's bouquets. I have not had time to write anything in detail about most of these and probably won't until this fall.

The first sunflowers have started flowering. There were only a few so most people did not get them but there will be plenty of them by Friday.

I used green nicotiana for the first time. These will not be showing up very often this year because I lost about 2/3 of the plants in the late frost we had on May 29th. This bouquet also contains Echinacea (dead center in the picture), lavender Verbena bonariensis, and annual phlox (white with purple eye on the far left). The purple phlox with the white eye is 'Laura'.

This bouquet is similar to some I made last Friday except it also includes white Lysmachia clethroides (gooseneck flower). the others are larkspur, lilies, astilbe and peonies.

This red, yellow orange bouquet is about the same as last Fridays except it also includes red Crocosmia on the left and right.

Except for the verbena and sunflowers, all the other new flowers - Lysmachia, Crocosmia, Echinacea - are perennials.

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