6 comments for “Late spring bouquets–Wordless Wednesday

  1. June 19, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Beautiful combinations. What’s that amazing color iris?

    • June 20, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Jean, it’s Iris louisiana ‘Black Gamecock’. According to the plant tag saved from long, long ago, it likes moist areas, partial shade, and is hardy to zone 4. However, I’ve planted it in multiple locations and conditions and it does okay without additional watering. The blooms are stunning but water drops – rain, heavy dew – tend to discolor the dark purple to the point that grabbing good photos is difficult. Still, this fact does not alter their value as a garden plant.

  2. Frances
    June 23, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Beautiful arrangements, Joene. What is the spiky plant with the raspberry center, please?

    • June 26, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Thanks, Frances. The blooms you ask about are Allium ‘Hair’. Best planted in a large grouping. The narrow leaves/spikes grow about 24″ tall. The blossoms make much more of a garden impact when grouped. I planted a small grouping of bulbs many years ago and now have quite a few volunteers which I have transplanted here and there. I like the flowers for cutting, which prevents them from setting seed and spreading. Even when they spread, though, they are easy to pull, if not wanted, or transplant.

  3. June 25, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I love those allium flowers. When I first saw them I thought they were papyrus. Great combos!

    • June 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Thanks, Debbie. Do you have allium hair planted? I can share some if we get the chance to see each other before autumn.

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