Crazy busy week at Bindweed and you know that! You are crazy busy with big functions and huge orders, thank you very much. So instead of getting the blog up and out on time I am running around cutting like mad and putting orders together. And might I say they are amazing. I know that your events will be show stoppers especially when I am absolutely drooling just putting flowers in buckets. Even though this entry is a week late I am posting it now for future reference. So when you are planning events next year during the third week in June you will have a better idea of what might be available. Again, thank you for letting us be a part of this incredible adventure.
We are deep into peony harvest, it has come on so suddenly this year. First a trickle, just a few stems a day and now RT is out checking and cutting every four hours. The beauty above is one of the first peonies we planted here, "Jules Elie", and she is still one of my favorites. Pink perfection with an incredible scent. (My favorite ponies are the most fragrant ones--I like the color of the coral peonies but they do NOT smell like peonies.) We have hundreds of peony plants and they are all producing so just pick your favorite. We have the major colors pictured below: Coral Charm, Red Charm, Scarlet O'Hara, Jules Elie, Bowl of Cream and Festiva Maxima.
Bindweed is on the cusp of perennial time--that moment when all the perennial plants explode--so there will inevitably be some cool surprises on the truck. The delphinium are really producing and we have them in a white-sky blue-colbalt-violet-lavender rainbow. The baptisia are also in season. AKA False Indigo, we have three fabulous varieties all pictured below. Baptisia is an excellent cut flower, colorful with long stems and a good vase life, just pick your favorite colors: Blue, smoky purple and our new maroon favorite, Cherries Jubilee. The first of the campanula are blooming and we have white and blue bellflower. The early blooming lupine are peaking and we have a ton of blue violet and if you are lucky there are some yellow and a few bunches of pink. The entire clematis family is coming into bloom, we are harvesting clematis on the vine, clematis integrifolia and clematis recta. Yeah! New this week also are Huchera Coral Bells, if you are looking for a punch of color these babies are the real deal. Like dynamite, they are tiny but have a huge impact. (Kind of like my granddaughter. LOL) OMG, the list goes on...the Eremerus, Scabiosa and filipendula are just starting but we will have some in limited quantities. And last but not least, a new foliage this week, Lady's Mantle, it has been perfect weather for it and it is sumptuous. We are nearing the end of the viburnum Lace Cap, so get it while you can. The first planting of sweet peas is still producing and we are keeping an eye on the second crop. Until then we have white, pink, lavender and red sweet peas by the stem and on the vine.
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