SLOW FLOWERS: Week 29
July 21st, 2013
Ingredients for arrangement above:
- Several rosettes from Echeveria plants, with wire “stems.” I took these cuttings from my friend Cristi Walden’s Southern California garden and brought them home to Seattle in my suitcase; they lasted the entire summer in a number of arrangements.
- 7 stems of rose-red, multipetal garden roses, variety unknown, harvested from my Seattle garden
6½-inch tall x 4½-inch diameter glass jar with 3½-inch opening
From the Farmer
Succulent success: Robin Stockwell, owner of Succulent Gardens Nursery in Castroville, California, says it’s easy to remove rosettes with a clean, sharp florist’s knife or clippers. After several days, the succulents will likely be the only part of your bouquet that still looks attractive. They can be re-used in your next arrangement. Or, remove the wire and set the cuttings in a bright window where they’ll soon produce roots. That’s when you can replant your succulent in a pot or in the garden.