Friday, April 5, 2013

Flower Power Friday....featuring Love in the Mist

This week we are featuring Love-In-The-Mist.....

Now here's a uniquely beautiful delicate little flower.  Love-In-The-Mist Nigella Damascena is an annual flower and you can either sow with seeds or get them at your nursery.  If you choose to sow with seeds (I recommend this method) just wait until the last frost when the soil is warm enough for them.  Love-In-The-Mist will get about 14"to 20" tall and they prefer full sun to part shade, they bloom during the summer.  The blooms come in shades of blue, pink and white.  After the blooms have faded there will be this beautiful seed pod with lovely burgundy vertical stripes.  The flowers and the pod heads are great in cut flower arrangements.  If left alone these flowers will re-seed, which will save you time next year.


Interesting Facts
~Love-In-The-Mist is related to the Buttercup
~Has been cultivated for over 400 years
~The seeds and leaves are used in India to prevent moth damage to clothing

Quote of the week.........
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Have an Awesome weekend!
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1 comment:

  1. what a beautiful flower...thanks for stopping by my blog today. now I'm following you. :0)


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