While on one of my frequent visits to the garden center, I found this amazing perennial. I have been buying Peruvian Lilies, in the form of bouquets, for several years now. They are a very inexpensive way to have fresh cut flowers in your home and even better, the longevity of the blooms just can’t be beat. A bouquet is around $5 and will last several weeks, which can’t be said for most cut flowers. My only difficulty is in deciding what color to buy, as they come in so many unique color waves, such as white, golden yellow, orange, to apricot, pink, red, purple and lavender.
I was so excited to have my very own plant and one that will keep blooming continuously. I don’t know if I’ll have the nerve to cut from my own plant, especially when they make such a beautiful statement, in my backyard. Look for this blooming beauty at Lowe’s. They had many color selections, to choose from.
Blue Butterfly Delphiniums
Here’s another perennial that caught my eye and made its way home, with me. Seldom can you find a true blue flower, especially one with so many blooms. The blue is so deep that from a distance, it looks as if you’re seeing it with 3D glasses on. Perennials appeal to me for the obvious reason, they come back! They fulfill my one and done philosophy, which is buy once, enjoy forever. I did have these plants, in the ground, but found that they didn’t want to stand up, on their own. Imagine how beautiful a few sprigs of these blue flowers would be in a bouquet. I’ll have to try that and report back.
Here’s my pink dianthus, which is growing at an astounding rate. I don’t think I can do the math on how big it’s grown, in one season. This plant came from one of the 6-packs you buy at the garden center. My Mom bought a few for her garden and when I mentioned that I liked them, she gifted me with an entire 6 pack. Three light pink and 3 fushia pink.
Did you know you’re never supposed to say, “thank you,” when you receive a plant, from someone? It’s considered bad luck and will surely cause the plant to die. Sure it’s superstitious and silly even but I catch myself each time a thank you is trying to sleep between my lips. It goes against my Southern upbringing, to not shout out several thank yous, for such a gift, but I refrain. After all, the plant doesn’t deserve to die, just because you insist on being polite.