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Monday, September 30

Floral 101: Anemones

While I'll never say no thank you to a beautiful hydrangea or an arrangement of peonies, I also love the graceful presence of the anemone. These ethereal blooms are aptly named, anemone is greek for daughter of the wind and literature attributes its creation to the goddess Venus. I first discovered this delightful bloom in February and kept up a weekly trip to the flower market to resupply until it went out of season during the summer. But now that they're back, I'm budgeting in a weekly bouquet. Just keep in mind that their stems are hollow so they are susceptible to rot if left in deep water. Add only a few inches of water at a time and you're good for about nine days, a little more care than an ordinary farmer's market bouquet but well worth it. 

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