Sunday, June 05, 2011
But the 25++ year-old pink mallow plant has run amok this year, which is what I guess it does when it's cut back severely and then gets rained on. And I discovered wonderful something quite by accident. Mallow flower stems, in all their hollyhock look-alike glory, make wonderful cut flowers. Toss a little powdered flower extender/preservative into the vase and they'll last for well over a week. Which was a surprise since I figured they'd wilt and croak within hours.
Given the massive bush in the back yard, I'll have lots of vases of beautiful mallows in the house all summer while I stand in the middle of the livingroom in a sweater and look out at . . . all the rain.
Posted by Churadogs at 5:41 AM