Thus the combination of the casually unique delphinium surrounded by the pure white blossoms of Asiatic lilies makes for a perfect bouquet, perfect to give on any occasion. I hope you’ll enjoy this bouquet in the near future like many of the Calyx Flowers flower lovers. Have a wonderful day!
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Warm yellows with bronze and black centers make it easy to see why sunflowers are such a wonderful, showy summertime flower. I love to see them mixed in a bouquet with fun flowers like Gerbera daisies or sassy roses but I’m also partial to a big bunch of sunflowers in an interesting pitchers. I’ve created a look for our Summer catalog that will be finding its way to your mailboxes next week – check out the Sunflower Sensation Bouquet.
Did you know that there are over 100 different varieties of sunflowers?
Sunflowers are native to North America and Kansas is the Sunflower State (wild sunflowers are a weed issue there).
Sunflowers are grown in all shades of yellow, some varieties are rust and brown in color while others can be dyed a certain shade (we call those color enhanced).
It’s possible to purchase sunflowers in three of the four seasons (sorry winter) with summer being their predominant season.
A sunflower grown in the Netherlands holds the record for being the tallest sunflower in the world. It measured 25 feet, 5.4 inches. (Source: 2004 Guinness World Records)
For more information visit the National Sunflower Association website.
Sharon gives us yet another trail adventure this week. It’s hard to imagine these vivid pictures are in an area backed by busy street traffic. Vermont is certainly living up to its “Green Mountain” name this month. So much green – so gorgeous! Here’s what Sharon writes for us….
We had a refreshing ramble through woods on both sides of Swift Street, starting from the East Woods parking area. Although these areas are bounded by busy roads, the woods had a peaceful, remote feeling to them and we had the trails to ourselves. We first did trails off of the bike paths and as we were heading over to East Woods, a deer bounded across the field we had just edged and then dashed across the road into the woods on the other side. Our view was close-up but fleeting as the beautiful deer quickly clattered across the pavement.
We heard a barking dog in the distance who followed a couple minutes later, nearly getting run over in the process. After all that excitement, we dipped back into cool woods and enjoyed walking along Potash Brook which is a lot prettier than what my photos were able to show. Another great evening on the trails with good company!