St. Patrick’s Day Flowers

Top o’ the Mornin’ and Happy St. Patty’s Day to ‘ya!

Both of my grandmothers are of Irish descent so I do tend to acknowledge this holiday by wearing a little green in their honor.  My sister and I were lucky enough to go on a trip to Ireland with my paternal grandparents and got see what real green rolling hills look like!  (Perhaps those beautiful scenes reminded me of Vermont, too!)

Usually this is a day when florists stock up on the most hideous dyed green carnations in honor of the luck of the Irish, but there are several naturally green blooms that are far more tasteful.

Without even thinking too hard I can give you 10 suggestions of naturally green botanicals: 

Bells of Ireland (seems fitting, right?), green roses, hydrangea, trachellium, anthurium, orchids, gladiolus, hypericum berries, spider mums, and there is always the green tulip!

And if your local florist doesn’t have any of these…pick something other than a green carnation–please!!

I hope you all find a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow today!
















  • Punctuation Mark

    March 19, 2010 at 9:29pm ·

    hope you had a great St. Patty’s and a have a lovely weekend!

  • alison

    March 20, 2010 at 10:51am ·

    Thanks! I love the spring flower pics on your site!

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