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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flower Du jour

Let’s add a bit of splash and panache to Tuesday by selecting a Flower du jour – Annie’s pick of the day. A favorite of mine, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (its common name, montbretia) packs in so much bold and vibrant red color that one might consider it the sports car version of flowers. 

While it’s been mentioned a few times in my previous blogs,  Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is worthy of this Tuesday’s ‘Flower du jour’. (If you need some growing and plant combo information on this spectacular perennial, check out the past posts.) But back to today's menu.

Most of us struggle to find that much-needed zest and exuberance to pack a pleasant punch into our mid-season perennial garden. Look no further because here is the perfect suggestion, just in time for those drab-looking beds. Place your order with today’s flower du jour - Crocosmia 'Lucifer' to give a spring and a lift to those tired borders. Henri Matisse, the famous 20th century French artist and painter reminds us just how important it is to keep fresh in these dog-days of summer. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” So make this Tuesday bright, bold and beautiful - add a splash of zest to your summertime garden. Go Crocosmia!

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