I think my latest header with the garden pics has me thinking of flowers and inspired me to place my first flower order of 2011. I ordered some dahlias -- two tubers of each variety--they will all be grown in containers because I can't get a dahlia to grow in my ground soil.
'Trebbiano' is the black dahlia. I ordered that one because I love the starburst dahlias and it will work so nicely for dining room bouquets as I use black dishes fairly often.
The red one is 'Santa Claus' --just love the color! .... and the multicolored is called 'Myrtle's Folly'--interesting unique color combo and the foliage looks sort of curly.
If you spend $25, you get $25, so I also ordered these bulbs -- Camassia quamash -- which I am unfamiliar with. I like the color and the shape of the bloom. They won't arrive until fall.
Capture the beauty of Holland in your early-summer garden by adding colourful Camassia quamash to your landscape. You’ll treasure their unique spikes that burst with star-shaped blossom upon blossom of blue. Just a few of these foolproof bulbs will make a dramatic impression in your yard or in bouquets! They multiply, too, adding even more interest each year.
Bulb Size: 6+ cm
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Deer Resistant -- this always catches my eye!
So now I need six more big containers to plant these in. I will probably use some of them in the main gardens, once they begin flowering. I will just hide the container among the other tall foliage of daylilies, etc.
Spend $25, get $25 free is a pretty good offer. I think it's available for anyone, so if you want to check it out, go to Brecks.com. Of course, you have to pay the postage/handling. This order cost me a bit more than $40 total, which I consider a pretty fair price in today's flower market.
Working on Spiderweb Quilt - 1st set of borders added:
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