Thursday, August 1, 2013

GLADIOLA, LILIES, ROSES and ZINNIAS--This week's summer arrangement

This week's arrangement is a mixture of what was blooming in the garden.  Shades of pink and red gladiola, zinnias, lilies and roses make a cheery statement.  The more zinnias I cut, the more they bloom.  They will be blooming through the rest of the summer and until the first frost.  The second flush of iris I planted are on, with 2 or 3 more flushes to come, putting their blooms into early fall.  The roses are just beginning their 2 flush, and the oriental lilies are on their way out, sad to say.  The arrangement is very fragrant because of the lilies and roses.  As always, cut after the sun goes down, plunge into water and recut stems, arrange in water with a preservative.  Keep in a dark, cool room until ready to display. 

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

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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