Zinnias are some of the most colorful, easy to grow flowers in the garden. Sowing seeds in the spring ensures blooms are at their peak in late August and into the fall. Bees and butterflies love zinnias, an easy way to help the pollinators thrive. Next year, I am planting more orange zinnias!
A pink and green themed wedding with a vintage flair . . . the bride wore a lace dress that had been worn by three generations before her. The flowers included roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, gerbera daisies, chamomile and wax flower.
I used to dismiss alstromeria as a “super market” flower sold with unopened, unimpressive blooms. Now I have a lot of admiration for the flower also known as the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas. Given a chance, alstroemeria open to a striking yet delicate bloom and last for more than a week, maybe ten days. The pink and white blooms here are more than a week old and still look fresh! If you are looking for an economical way to create a pretty bouquet, be sure to consider alstromeria!