Emphasize the shapeliness and delicate coloring of "Bells of Ireland" by adding single stems to empty olive oil bottles, then group them on a rustic, green-painted window shutter.
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Sowing: Sow under cover in mid-spring or direct sow in early May. Final Thinning/Planting Distance: 40cm after last frosts Flowers: 12 weeks from sowing Flower production: 4 months Vase life: 10 days. Will dry Conditioning: Remove foliage around bells
St. Patrick’s day should be a gardener’s favorite holiday. What’s not to love about a day of feasting, indulging and celebrating all things green? In honor of this once religious holiday, I am celebrating one of my favorite annnual plants. Moluccella laevis, known more commonly as Bells of Ireland, is a fantastic addition to any garden.