Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TALL BEARDED IRISES IN SHADES OF PURPLE - Arrangements with purple spring blooms - 2015

The weekly arrangement for May 3 highlighted the beautiful shades of purple. Two early blooming irises, plicata's "Eagle's Flight" and "Ascii Art" accent this arrangement with the stunning rosy purple blooms of tree peony "Kamata-Nishiki," white vibernum, commonly known as a "snowball" bush, and 4 varieties of allium--purples "Beau Regard, Globe Master, Purple Sensation," and white "White Empress" with bi-tone purple lupine make this "shades of purple" floral bouquet a favorite.

Snowballs aren't as long-lived in the vase because of their woody stems. To help this problem, cut the smallest branches, and split the branch up the woody stem with small slits to about 1 inch long. Cut all blooms early in the morning or after the sun has set in the evening. Immediately plunge cut stems in water. When ready to arrange, cut stem again, under water, and arrange, using a floral preservative. Keep out of bright sunlight or drafts for longer arrangements.

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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