Gardening Ideas forum: Article: Idea--using dill flowers in flower arrangements

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Name: Joanna
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joannakat
Sep 4, 2017 3:51 PM CST
Cut flowers from our gardens bring our garden treasures indoors. It's especially nice when we grow or have some baby's breath on hand to round out the arrangements. But if you don't have any, you can still round out those arrangements with other small, dainty flowers you might be growing at the time.

This year, I had a bumper crop of dill weed.



The flowers are especially beautiful looking like a miniature display of fireworks.

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Here's an example of those flowers used in a flower arrangement (if you can call it that--my flower-arranging skills aren't very good Sad . I'm sure yours will be better!) instead of baby's breath.

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A word of caution though: Dill flowers wilt very soon after cutting so it's important to make sure their stems are cut at an angle, and that they're placed in cool water as soon as possible after cutting. If they do droop, no worries. They'll perk up after being in cool water for an hour or so.

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Added benefit: The delicate fragrance of dill surrounds the arrangement and permeates the immediate area.


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Bonehead
Sep 4, 2017 5:54 PM CST
And as an aside, babies breath has escaped cultivation in eastern Washington and has become a real nuisance. Grows wild all over the place, and strangely enough, really stinks! Makes one wonder how it ever got its name to begin with...
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Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Sep 4, 2017 5:57 PM CST
Bonehead said:And as an aside, babies breath can escaped cultivation in eastern Washington and has become a real nuisance. Grows wild all over the place, and strangely enough, really stinks! Makes one wonder how it ever got its name to begin with...


LOL! nodding
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RpR
Sep 4, 2017 6:00 PM CST
Bonehead said:And as an aside, babies breath can escaped cultivation in eastern Washington and has become a real nuisance. Grows wild all over the place, and strangely enough, really stinks! Makes one wonder how it ever got its name to begin with...

Well then Petunias should have been called Babies Farts.

Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Sep 4, 2017 6:12 PM CST
RpR said:
Well then Petunias should have been called Babies Farts.



You guys.... D'Oh!
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