Garden Guide: Veronica

May 26, 2014

A couple of years ago, when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I interned with Amy Osaba, the floral designing guru in Atlanta. Amy taught me so much about floral design, about listening to the flowers, and how to with forage the perfect greenery. Amy combined the Soloman’s Seal that grows in my Mom’s garden and in my garden with ranunculus, peonies and veronica for a bridal arrangement. It was lovely and I was hooked. I had never seen a combination so beautiful and organic. Veronica is one of my favorite flowers now and I can’t wait to grow it in my own garden, and use it in arrangements. Get this beautiful pink veronica print Michelle’s Etsy shop here.

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Sun:  Veronica, also known as Speedwell, loves full sunshine
Soil:  Loamy (sandy), well-drained soil.
Water:  Water daily in the summer when the heat is strong. Cover with a layer of compost and mulch to keep moisture in.
Prune:  Deadhead to extend bloom time. After the first frost in the fall, cut back to 1 inch above the ground.
Size:  Grows 1-3 feet tall

Get the veronica print Michelle’s Etsy shop here.
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