Which color combination do you like best? It was fun putting these themed arrangements together. It seems like the possibilities are endless!
Nicotiana, a tobacco plant, has these gorgeous blooms that make a great cut. They are such a nice addition to arrangements because they add direction. The flowers are naturally angled downward and steer your eyes around the bouquet as they loft overhead.
This year I started seed indoors and transplanted them out in May. Wow, these plants grew like crazy and are now at least four feet tall and producing tons of shoots! I may direct seed another batch for a fall crop tomorrow, as they do pretty well direct seeded as well.
There is plenty of feverfew to be picked at the farm nowadays. We overwintered some that bloomed in early June, our first spring planting came into full swing about two weeks ago, and I just picked two buckets off the second planting this weekend. This is the first year we have succession planted feverfew, and it is working out nicely. Including the patch we overwintered, I estimate that we will have feverfew consistently for about two months.
Feverfew makes a great filler for arrangements, it has a great vase life, a nice smell, makes a good dried flower, and is even treated as a medicinal herb! And don't forget how adorable the little white flowers are!!