Saturday, September 08, 2007

Snow-On-The-Prairie

My Flowers are Back

My flowers are back.

6 comments:

Misty said...

absolutely beautiful! I love it...

Mother Auma said...

Thank you! They are all over the fields right now, and from a distance really do look like spots of snow.

We like to collect them and put them in a tall rectangular vase on our dining room table. The long, striated green and white leaves make the arrangement very elegant.

Javamom said...

We like to display them, too! They are just almost too tall, though! That is one of the things I like best about them...that they get so tall.

Do you find that they survive best when cut/picked earlier in the day? We have picked them too late in the past and they all but wilt away, with only portions of them standing out strong after recovering in the vase by the next day.

Javamom

Mother Auma said...

The last time we picked them was in mid-afternoon. We picked three stalks, and one of the stalks was completely wilted by the next day. The other two stalks lasted over two weeks, though. They are very hardy in water, but they shed their pollen everywhere! I'm constantly wiping up the table.

Javamom said...

Have you ever harvested their seeds? I have, but have yet to plant them. I'm not sure where to plant them. Maybe along the neighbors fence at the back of our yard where our cottonwoods are. I also wonder if the seeds are the type that need to be "processed" by an animal before they can be planted? Hehehe

See you later today!

J

Mother Auma said...

Funny you should mention that. We were walking on a nature trail this morning and all the snow-on-the-prairie we found had already shed their flowers and gone to seed. We weren't allowed to take anything from the trail, but I am curious to see if the flowers on Cemetery Hill have gone to seed by now also. I would love to see them growing in the backyard, but I would have to make a bed for them so they didn't look too sloppy.