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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mon Bouquet du Jour



It's Lilac time in Spring City


Ordinary, single, old fashioned Lilacs
and 
Salpiglossis 


Note: Don't forget to pound the bottom of the  Lilac stems..Lilacs will last much longer.

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful bouquet du jour Gina with jewel-like colours - I always have the impression each year that when the flowers do arrive in Spring City they come with a sudden crescendo - you have caught me up, my lilac is at the same stage.

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  2. Dear Rosemary, Our lilacs are early this year. Normally we have late frosts which have killed them in the past. We are lucky this year.
    As far as a sudden crescendo is concerned...that doesn't happen until late Summer. I am looking forward to seeing your always beautiful garden. It has been a while.

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  3. Dear Gina,
    there is nothing ordinary about this flower arrangement. It is gorgeous! I wonder if the Salpiglossis come from your greenhouse? After seeing your flowers I will now go into the garden and see what I can find for a vase.
    Hugs, Sieglinde

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    1. Dear Sieglinde, The lilacs came from a large bush that the Farmer's wife planted more than a hundred years ago. It is an old fashioned lilac which is covered from top to bottom with heavenly scented blossoms.
      You are right on. The Salpiglossis came from my greenhouse. They were volunteers and grew throughout the winter months, finally to bloom in May. I have little Salpiglossis seedlings growing in individual pots ready to be planted outside as soon as the weather warms up.
      Take a picture of your newly found arrangement. I would love to see what you came up with.

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  4. Gina, for some reason when I saw the colors in this photograph, I thought of the song lyric,
    "Zing went the strings of my heart!"
    It's so beautiful, and now I've learned a new flower name, too. Salpiglossis. I will try to remember. xo

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    1. Dear Frances, That makes me so happy to hear that the colors gave you a little boost. Salpiglossis are related to the Petunia and the Nicotiana. Growers don't like to bother with them because they will often die without a reason. That is why you don't see them very often in garden centers and nurseries.

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