Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Well, just thought I would carry the baby theme over here from my other blog, lol!!! This weeks flower is of course, 'Babys Breath'. Such beautiful arrangements are made using babys breath. Babys Breath is a romantic description of the masses of delicate white flowers and who could argue with this when you compare the clouds of flowers to the frosty breath of an newborn on a winter’s day. And as some members of this plant family like lime soils, the Greeks used gypsos meaning ‘lime’ and philos, ‘loving’ to describe this plant family.Babys Breath blooms in white and a pale pink and gives us these blooms in early to mid-summer to delight our cut flower baskets. Plant babys breath 24 to 365 inches apart and do not add peat moss to the planting soil. It prefers an alkaline soil (a handful of lime scattered around the plant after planting is a good idea) and soils that are high in organic matter.Just a little info on what we have all seen, and some of us may even have it planted in our yards. Take care everyone.

1 comment:

MyUtopia said...

I love this flower for being so understated yet beautiful in its own way.