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Buckets of Bouquets

Buckets at the District Flea We have been quite kite-like this April, zipping off to Hither-Thither and Yon-ville and back again; the mini van sloshing with Buckets full of Beauty. But that’s nothing compared the amount of work Maryland and Virginia flower farmers put in this cold and chilly season,not to mention all the begging, pleading and coaxing that went into convincing the flowers that “yes, it is spring; truly. The Sleet Boogyman is GONE.”  Thanks to my friends at M and M Plants, Wollam Gardens and Red Chimney Flower Farm, shy little flower guys came out to shine.

And while I suppose it’s possible to become jaded and used to the usual, everyday fabulousness of spring flowers (is it?!), these local farmers had some funky and unexpected tricks up their mud covered sleeves: peach pinwheel daffodils, peach pin wheel lusciously purple hellebores, hellebore, ranunculus and gerbers magnolia at Goldsborough Glynn satiny magnolia blossoms and elegant long-stemmed french tulips.  frittularia and tulipsTiny Frittularia made most people look twice, with it’s funky little checkerboard pattern and lantern-shaped bloom. We had these and more to share at Goldsborough Glynn Antique store in Kensington, National Geographic’s Earth Day celebration, The District Flea and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. Easter arrangement for the UUCSS

Stay tuned: we will have new venues coming up soon and the next wave of spring flowers are still to come; expect Lilies, Ornigothalum, Bleeding Hearts and Dogwood, to name a few.  Almost done this season are tulips and anemone, so be sure to get those while you can.

Come pull our kite string and we’ll zip over to decorate your day!

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2 Comments

  1. Gorgeous!

    When did you share with Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring? I go there you know! It must have been while we were on spring break April 13 thru 22.

    If you have any leftovers this week, let me know and I’ll relieve you of them!

    Take care, Lori

    Lori Hill President Sister Eden http://www.SisterEden.com Lori@SisterEden.com 301.502.1366

    From: ButterKup Flowers Reply-To: ButterKup Flowers Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 12:16 PM To: Lori Subject: [New post] Buckets of Bouquets

    WordPress.com Bethany Karn posted: ” We have been quite kite-like this April, zipping off to Hither-Thither and Yon-ville and back again; the mini van sloshing with Buckets full of Beauty. But that’s nothing compared the amount of work Maryland and Virginia flower farmers put in this cold a”

    • no I did not know you go there! such a small world! I did the altar flowers on Easter and will do so again this weekend too! Love that church!

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