Two great ‘finds’ I want to share.
First, a great book on Hydrangeas.
Not a textbook of different cultivars and breeding crosses but one that addresses the basic questions about pruning, drying, cutting, planting , fertilizing etc. THE COLORFUL WORLD OF HYDRANGEAS by Joan Harrison deserves a space in every garden library.
Second, I just discovered the very best container for gathering fresh stems.
and a comfortable carrying handle. Just one of the items available from http://www.arrangingsupplies.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AFY&Product_Code=321&Attributes=Yes&Quantity=1
I found several useful items here, maybe you will too. Did you notice the lilies? ….These are Lilium rubrum.