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Roses Full Speed Ahead

Before the Roses Bloom

The roses are ready to pop and thrill, but before they take center stage, I want to show again some of the lovelies I've been playing with for the last few weeks.

 

Early-spring-harvest

Orlaya, senecio, geum, aquilegia, and valerian all stand on their own in the garden and do very well in bouquets. 

 

Early-spring-flowers

I've been particularly charmed by the orange geum, they just keep blooming and last very well as a cut flower.

 

Bucket-of-pink-senecio

I bought three of these senecio plants at Annie's Annuals a year ago. I waited and waited for them to bloom- it took a whole year! They are worth the wait. Who wouldn't want five-foot tall pink daisies in prolific bloom. This is an excellent cut flower.

 

Senecio-harvest

Along with geum, philadelphus and oat grass they are ready to party.

 

Pink-senecio-bouquet

 

Bouquets-on-kitchen-counter

 

Senecio-bouquet

 

ANOTHER SHOT OF THE BASKET I'VE BEEN FILLING

Flower-basket

The rehmania is a surprisingly long lasting as a cut flower. The clump these native iris came from has been extremely generous, picking must promote more blooms, because I've been cutting these regularly for three weeks!

 

PHOTO SET-UP

Photo-set-up

That bucket of flowers might not look very big, but I had to lay down on the floor to shoot it. The paper backdrop is four-feet wide. That's my foot popping up, if you can't tell.

 

 

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