Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fresh From the Flower Market

It's a rather gloomy rainy day today, so I was looking for a bit of sunshine in my flowers! Terribly cool leucodendron with yellow pin cushion protea.

A rose by any other name would still be a rose, but a dianthus by any other name might be a carnation! The dianthus barbatus above, which also goes by Sweet William, is a kissing cousin to carnations, dianthus caryophyllus. How could any flower snob turn up their noses at these sweet guys?!

In addition, we also have this week:

waxflower
hydrangea - light blue, baby green
poms - 'Athos', 'Yoko Ono', white daisy, white and green anemone type
iris - blue
monte casino asters
matsumoto asters
bells of Ireland (Worcester celebrates this weekend!)
stock - many colors
larkspur
delphinium bella donna
hybrid delphinium
sunflower
psiticorum
double lisianthus - purple white two tone
eriostemon - season ends soon for this
umbrella fern - Australia
red ginger
light green spiders
'Ivanhoe' grevillea
sterling range - another very seasonal flower
tulips - extra grade from New Jersey - these are so gorgeous, they may get their own post!
campanula - California, lots of colors
kangaroo paw - yellow
queen sago palm - Hawaii - 50" tall!
kiwi vine
eremurus - Holland
daffodils
phlox
snapdragon - local
'Jade' trachellium
viburnum - Holland
aralia
feather fern
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