Seasonal Flower Alliance: 5.29.14

This week I finally had enough of a similar color scheme to make something that resembled an actual arrangement.

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As I mentioned earlier this week many of my peonies opened over the holiday weekend and rain was in the forecast.  I wanted to save them so I committed the cardinal sin and cut every last bloom off of my Coral Charm (could be sunset) Peony.

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In addition, the Sweet William I planted last year as a mix is finally starting to open more steadily.  I had no clue what color it would be and as luck would have it they are shades of salmon, coral and dark pink.

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Victoria Louise Poppy is continuing to bloom and there were a few Festiva Maxima Peonies along with Karl Rosenfield.

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As an added bonus I have a random rose that grows up into the Mexican Orange bush.  It is from a bit of root that was left in the ground.  There are 2-4 of these roses around.  The single hot pink flowers are sweet little unexpected touches.

IMGP2089For greens I used the last of the Solomon Seal foliage, a few new Sword Fern fronds and gave Raspberry stems a go.  The Raspberries were a little too green and wilted right away.  I’ll have to work on vase life with those since I have them in abundance and they make a nice Spring green filler.  I loved this arrangement.  It has been one of my favorites.  I’m hoping from here on out finding blooms will be this easy.

 

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