Tuesday, June 4, 2013


I love working with TALL BEARDED IRIS, DUTCH IRIS, peonies and lupine in arrangements in the spring.  The color combinations are endless as I look out into the garden beds.  A favorite color combination is blues/purples and pinks.  I used three different TB iris--dark purple DUSKY CHALLENGER, white MESMERIZER, and clear blue ABOVE THE CLOUDS. Another favorite I like to add is DUTCH IRIS SILVER BEAUTY, which are long-lasting in arrangements.   Light blue, white and purple LUPINE, three different shades of pink PEONIES, SARAH BERNHARDT, EDULUS SUPERBA and DOREEN, and then big bomb white and yellow HONEY GOLD peony finish off the arrangement.  It just looks like spring!  As always, cut in late evening, at biggest bud stage, remove all foliage below the water level, then plunge in water with floral preservative. If possible, keep in cool dark area when not needed for viewing.
Iris Above the Clouds, Mesmerizer, Dusky Challenger;
Peony Honey Gold, Sarah Berndardt, Doreen; Dutch Iris Silver Beauty

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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