Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Bouquet of the Week

Today while grocery shopping I was torn between some Oriental lilies - that fragrance! - and stocks (Matthiola incana). I eventually opted for the latter because I thought they would look a bit fuller and more impressive.

Stocks are to my mind about as a baroque as a flower can get - lusciously double and ruffled to the point of almost being shapeless, endowed with a unique scent both spicy and powdery, and all that in a range of muted pastels that recall sumptuous silken upholstery.


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