Garden Views: The Beauty of Strawflowers!

in GEMSlast year

Summertime means that there are lots of things happening in our garden.

I had some small seedlings I actually thought were dwarf snapdragons, but they turned out to actually be Strawflowers.

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Strawflowers are interesting in the sense that they are actually grown to be dried flowers.

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Even after you pick them and dry them, they hold their shapes and most of their color.

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I was familiar with them from many years ago, but back then they were almost always "earthtones" in mostly orange and brown.

I had not seen such brightly purple and magenta blooms before.

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Clearly, the plant development has come a long way in the last 30 years, with new strains and species.

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Definitely plan to research these further and grow some more next year.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

(All images are my own)

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