If you are lucky enough to grow flowers to use in your home, what is in bloom now in your area?
We are just leaving peony time. First we had lilacs then rhododendron and now peonies (which were drooping badly a/c rain)
Also our beach roses (rosa rugosa) are blooming. These smell wonderful but have lots of thorns and don't last long after being cut.
I don't plant flowers for cutting because the deer and rabbits eat them. I have bushes that bloom like rosemary and lavender for color outside, but I only bring them inside for cooking purposes. I wish I had access to your peonies. I think they are the most beautiful flower.
Daylilies, daisies, coreopsis, cone flowers and other "native" plants are in bloom right now as well as annuals like zinnias.
I have a small bouquet of zinnias on my dining room table and a bouquet of day lilies on my breakfast room table and another bouquet on an end table in the living room.
Once the bulbs start, there are garden flowers in the house until frost. I also use the flowers of the herbs in bouquets as well.
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Right now it's glads and hydrangeas.
Next time you cut the rosemary back, hang a small bunch in your shower. Aroma is wonderful with the steam.
Great idea! I'll try that. I love the aroma of rosemary.
Graciepj, though the deer will, if hungry enough,eat anything in general they do not like peonies as well as a great number of other flowers.
Flowering plants I can see from my window: roses, lilacs almost finishing, shasta daisies, irises, Oriental poppies, Walker's Low catmint, Jacob's Ladder, Mountain Bluet, Leopard's Bane just finishing, Lady's Mantle starting, common chives, perennial blue flax, columbine. Peonies should be blooming as they were starting before I went away and there are probably more but I just got home from being away for most of the week and I'm not going out to check with those mosquitoes!
I only cut flowers for company as I can see them from my windows and they last longer outdoors. Also one of my cats likes to eat them!
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Our azaleas have gone by, but the lilacs and rhododendrons are still in bloom. Wild day lilies, wild irises and lupine are in abundance. My peonies are almost ready to bloom.....hopefully this will this weekend. I would love to take a big bouquet to my classroom to give a much needed boost for our last week of school!
oh my maine lady - you're still in school??!!
i'm so sorry!!
day lillies are blooming, coreopsisi is blooming...roses are gone, as are peopnies....i have to get out and look to see what is blooming in my yard.
I'm sewing the binding on this king size quilt that has taken me 18 months to complete, so not outside alot....
I keep meaning to cut some peonies, but they look so nice from my kitchen door.
We have tons of lilacs, just finished now. ( there is a place where an old old old house fell down years ago, but the dooryard is full of lilac bushes. I cut from there.
We have fields full of Phlox and my back yard is full of forget-me-nots, my favorite flower.
I lost all my Irises, I want to replant some.
For DD's 16th birthday she asked me if she could have the house full of wildflowers.. We had daisies, black eyed Susans, Queen Anne's Lace (which decorated the altar at my parent's wedding)Phlox, Cornflowers, and Elderberry blossoms.
Neighbors just commented on my Spirea, which I also cut for indoors.
I just filled all my planters last weekend and now my porch looks so welcoming for summer..
Life is GOOD!!
I guess the deer and rabbits in my area are super hungry because I've yet to plant any flower that they won't eat. I would love to have peonies, but I live in southern California so I don't think we have enough cold temperatures for them to bloom properly...at least from what I've read.
I will definitely try this. But my rosemary is a source of pride as I got it to live in the house this winter. It is not a perennial here.
We went to our local nursery this afternoon and bought impatiens, morning glory, sweet peas, one oriental lily, basil, lemon balm, chives. 4.49 a pot each. I think that is high, but maybe our discount store will have some plants this year as they have in the past. So far only hanging baskets of petunias. Got a beauty there for 10.99. Our growing season is short but my town has longest in Maine!
Mary Ann so nice to see you here! (MY DGD just graduated from Bowdoin!)
Is it from too many snow days so school had to run long?
hanging rosemary in the shower when you are congested might help clear the sinuses.This message has been edited. Last edited by: junk collector,
Emily, congratulations to your DGD and your family for her graduation from Bowdoin! Wow!
Becca and JC, yes, still in school until Wed. with my students and then 2 professional days. We have to make up 5 snow days. This is the latest we have even gotten out of school. At least we will be out before the 4th of July!
The ONLY flowers I cut and bring in from my yard are zinnias that I have planted every spring. They are just now beginning to bloom.
Maybe if the hydrangea plants come back from our brutal winter, they may bloom but otherwise I leave the flowering plants alone except for the zinnias.
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