What to do with ugly flowers

ConnieMay(6a - Canada)May 28, 2012

The flowers on my Heuchera Stormy Seas were pretty ugly, looked weedy and were blocking the view of the plants behind them. So I cut them all (3 plants worth) as close to the base as possible and put them in a vase - where I think that they surprisingly look good.

They would probably dry nicely too.

Connie May

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

I agree, many look nice in a vase. I have some on my coffee table right now. DH pulled them off with the lawn mower.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 10:32PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

They do look pretty in a vase. I tend to cut most of mine off for that since I really prefer this as a foliage plant rather than for it's blooms. Very nice Connie May.
Cher

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 5:58AM
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marquest(z5 PA)

They do look good in the vase. I leave mine on so I can get babies. They self seed in the garden if you let them dry in the garden. I grow them for the foliage but leave a couple of stems for the seedlings.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 10:27AM
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jan_on zone 5b

Good save. That's like eating your cake and having it too!
Jan

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 9:51PM
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