As Good in the Vase as it is in the Garden...

Here at the Bank of Memories & Flowers shop, we always love having something unique and fun to work with. This past week, it's been Veronica or Speedwell, as it is sometimes called, grown in the garden at our Pewaukee location. 

I've always been a huge fan of this plant and its blooms in the perennial garden but I never really thought of it as a cutflower. After seeing it in the bouquets and corsages we've done this week, I've definitely changed my mind!

These vibrantly pink Veronica stems add amazing texture and a fun twist on an otherwise common bouquet. The hue plays off of that of the Gerbera daisy perfectly.

After being asked by multiple customers what these little beauties were, we realized that we weren't the only ones intrigued by them! And the coolest part? Veronica is a perennial here in the Upper Midwest! Grown in sunny locations, the common blue variety of this plant is one of the truest blues available in a blooming plant. 

These plants grow in a mounding habit, approximately 1 - 3 feet tall. As if the beauty and cutflower use of these blooms wasn't enough, they also are great attractors for pollinators, such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and honey bees.

The Veronica stems were the perfect addition to this corsage, completely the more "natural" garden look.

Summer is upon us, so why not head to your local garden center and pick up a few plants? Or just come on in and ask us -- we may just have some to put in a bouquet for you!