Bouquet of the Week
July 7, 2016
Oriental Lilies, Zinnias, Rudbeckia triloba, Cosmos, Liatris
It's summertime and of course that means there will be plenty of zinnias, sunflowers, and fragrant Oriental Lilies at the market this Saturday. But we're also cutting a wide range of less common varieties at this time of year, too. Some only bloom for a few weeks out of the year, while others are around for a longer season. We hope you'll join us every weekend to enjoy the seasonal parade of blooms on our Kentucky flower farm.
Echinacea (purple coneflowers)
Echinacea is a native prairie plant renowned for its medicinal properties. It's a very attractive flower, and most people will recognize its big purple blossoms and gracefully drooping petals from its place along roadsides and in yards and gardens.
For cut flowers, a little special handling transforms these iconic purple blooms into a stunning floral statement. By the time the big, luminescent cones have reached their full majesty, the purple petals have mostly succumbed to the ravages of time. Stripping off the petals allows the fully-formed cones to almost literally shine with their eye-catching orange glow and stately, architectural structure.
Echinacea is a mid-summer jewel among the many local and sustainable seasonal cut flowers you can get from Falling Springs Flowers.
See you on Saturday!