Amanda Benick is sharing with us at the moment from Cincinnati (Zone 6b). Amanda says she’s had a nasty spring, with a lot of ups and downs, going from freezing chilly to tremendous sizzling, typically all in the identical day!
Amanda loves making bouquets from the backyard and she or he shares them with us at the moment.
sand cherry (Prunus × cystena, Zones 2–8) is a PERFECT bouquet filler with its darkish pink leaves. I’m studying that azaleas (Rhododendron spp.), though woody, make wonderful bouquets of flowers. Seen here’s a peach coloration azalea mollis hybrid. I do not bear in mind the identify, however it has essentially the most vibrant reddish inexperienced leaves within the chilly season. One other wonderful woody bouquet is lilac. (Syringe species and hybrids). That is the ever well-known lilac ‘Miss Kim’. Having robust bush sport actually reveals in a bouquet. ‘Miss Kim’ smells wonderful! Columbine ‘Crimson Barlow’ joins bush cuttings together with a white bearded iris (Iris hybrid, Zones 3–8).
My iris cuts are horrible, too quick. I simply love these irises a lot I by no means need to lower off a complete stem! I need to present you these colours. The smells are wonderful and completely a purpose to develop them. That is my favourite coloration – pale lilac with peach-orange cascades.
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