Thursday, April 25, 2013

Frozen Flower Rescue Rangers

Q: What to do when the Durango forecast predicts 17°F for the early morning hours of April 18th?
A: Time to quickly save every early blooming Spring flower in the garden!

Luckily, we know someone trained in floral arrangement.

Ahh, Magnolias... our bush produced 8 flowers, four have opened and we had to cut them all. Last year we vowed to never have to bear witness to a frozen Magnolia flower ever again.

The meaning of a white Magnolia flower is purity and perfection.Who could disagree?

Other meanings for different colors are beauty, perseverance, nobility, dignity, sweetness and love.
Who could not agree??

Plus, Snow Drops with Polka Dots!

Fritallaria ‘Rubra’... it was worth cutting the only stem in the garden as it will not survive tonight's hard frost, but thankfully the bloom will last for a long time in a vase.

Legend has it that a young Jewish girl began to cry when she had no gift to offer Jesus upon his birth. As her tears fell to the earth, tiny flowers sprouted and were called Christmas Roses, also known as Hellebores. Much beloved among gardeners, the Hellebore heralds the coming of Spring, when most of the garden is dormant, by sending up flowers as early as January and continuing to bloom through late April.

Photos and Arrangement by Lisa Bourey

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