Monday, March 21, 2011

Bunches

My sister brought me bunches of Calla Lilies yesterday, all from her yard. They are one of my favorite flowers both in the yard and cut for vases.

In the yard, they multiply like mad over the years which is why she has so many. I like that kind of pushy wildness in a perennial, less buying is necessary to fill in flower borders that way and they can be shared with other gardeners when it's time for dividing. These are early bloomers with a long bloom time so just when I'm feeling starved for spring, they pop up with a gusto and keep going for quite awhile. As cut flowers, they are beautiful and hold up well for close to a week. That's my kind of flower!

2 comments:

Jeanne-Aelia Desparmet-Hart said...

They are so sculptural and simple yet so stunning! lucky you.

Pigtown-Design said...

wow... it never occurred to me that these actually grew in gardens! i bet they are stunning!