4/13/08 Question of the Week
Do you have certain perennials you cut to enjoy inside when they are in season?
Do you grow any annuals specifically with cutting in mind to enjoy some inside?
What all do you enjoy as cut flowers?
Some springtime blooms that are always cut and enjoyed inside are hyacinths, and daffodils (of course). The hyacinths smell like heaven and some of the daffs are fragrant too. Then lilacs(fragrant), and now I have fragrant viburnums in bloom which I will enjoy cutting for the first time this season.
Then the season moves on to irises, and peonies.
Often at different times I will pick some of the little wild violets and enjoy them in a little mini vase, or an old bottle/container of some sort.
Later in the season, I like floating a couple of Hansa Rugosa rose blooms in a rose bowl, for color and fragrance.
Oh...and I can't forget the mini bouquets of the many varieties of fragrant evergreen dianthus...another favorite.
Cosmos is my one favorite annual cut flower though the cut blooms don't last long. They are usually so prolific though that I can pick them fresh every other day or so.
I'd love to hear what all everyone else cuts to enjoy inside.
Later in the summer I enjoy picking a lot of the wild stuff, but that is better left for a discussion later in the year.
I need to do a bit of catching up on last weeks thread...here sometime a little later.