I've been observing a new alien emerge in my garden. It's maroon red with white flowers and it smells faintly sweet.
|Close up of a Petasites japonicus bloom|
And I was briefly flummoxed until I realized that they came up where I had planted my new Petasites japonicus that I bought last spring at the Rare Plant Sale.
|Petasites japonicus bloom with new leaves emerging|
These blooms are such a lovely surprise! And so, I cut one bloom and made a bouquet!
I surrounded the alien bloom with Indian Plum, Spike Winter Hazel, variegated daphne blooms, and Chinese Fairy Bells with berries.
For a final flourish I tied some green twine around the throat of the vase and tied it in a bow. My friend, Toni, gave me these fabulous colored twines to use on my bouquets. Thanks Toni for the thoughtful gift! And then I gave my alien bouquet away.