Debra Prinzing

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SLOW FLOWERS: Week 23

June 9th, 2013

A Bit of Purple Heaven

All shades of purple

A wistful arrangement of blue, purple and plum flowers looks awesome in a chartreuse vase.

Ingredients:

flower detail

The little “dancing” bottlebrushes are called burnet, or Sanguisorba menziesii.

5 stems dark purple lilacs (Syringa vulgaris), grown by Sunshine Crafts and Flowers

7 stems blue perennial bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus), grown by Sunshine Crafts and Flowers
7 stems reddish-pink ‘Nora Barlow’ columbine (Aquilegia hybrid), grown by Sunshine Crafts and Flowers
5 stems purple ornamental alliums, grown by Jello Mold Farm
20 stems burnet (Sanguisorba menziesii), grown by Jello Mold Farm
Vase:
11-inch tall x 5½-inch citron-green crackle glaze vase
Eco-technique
Traveling with flowers: I can’t resist taking flowers with me or bringing them home. If it’s a car trip, place flowers in a stable bucket with just a few inches of water to hydrate the stems (but avoid splashing). Store on the shady side of the car. If you’re traveling by air, wrap the stems in wet paper, cover with a plastic bag and then wrap the entire bunch in kraft paper that extends above the blooms. As soon as you arrive at your destination, re-cut all the
stems, place in fresh water and possibly a refrigerator. I’ve been known to use a hotel wastebasket and mini-bar fridge for this step!

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