There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to lift and refresh the home. But unfortunately, most fresh cut flowers don't last very long. The secret to keeping cut flowers looking good for as long as possible is to minimise the growth of bacteria in the water and to provide nourishment to replace what the flowers would have gotten had they not been cut.
'Big Blue' Sea Holly for sunny garden, deer-, rabbit-, and drought-resistant perennial shows off silvery foliage and iridescent silvery-blue flowers in midsummer...wonderful cut flower and prime choice for butterfly gardens. Name: Eryngium 'Big Blue' Full sun well-drained soil Size: To 30 inches tall and wide Zones: 4-9
Since I did my favorite shade plants in last week’s post… I’ll continue the garden theme and do my favorite sun-loving flowers for cutting. My requirements are: low maintenance, long vase life, blooms all summer… And? Repeat after me: BIG. Big, bold, colorful, and easy… (my one exception to that would be Lisianthus.) I’m so over anything that needs more(...)