Summer Entertaining: Nanho Purple Buddleia

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Summer Entertaining

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Nanho Purple Buddleia

 Nanho Purple Buddleia more technically classified under the scientific name Buddleja davidii & more commonly referred to as Butterfly Bush or summer lilac offers a lovely color variation compared to Nanho Blue Buddleia. The signature arched branches that hold the delicate blooming magenta spikes dart about a compact, deciduous plant that averages a height & spread of approximately 5 feet. The foliage offers a lovely blue-green hue to arrangements when accompanied with additional garden selections. Once Nanho Purple Buddleia begins blooming, expect a magnificent floral display from June through the fall months. It may be used in spaces as a specimen or planted in mass in order to create a hedge. The airy shrub looks particularly good against a solid backdrop or dense, contrasting foliage. Nanho Purple Buddleia is adaptable to a variety of soil conditions ranging from dry to moist, however full sun is a necessity in order for this summer stunner to thrive. If you’re looking for a plant that can take the full sun of the day, Nanho Purple Buddleia is an excellent choiceLearn how to create sizzling arrangements with this bright, bold specimen.

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How To Create Beautiful Arrangements With Nanho Purple Buddleia 

Lovely flower arrangements should change with the seasons so begin by choosing items currently in bloom. Savvy southerners know to have distinctive, indigenous garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. These arrangements are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Nanho Purple Buddleia is a sun-loving plant with flowers that add lovely color & texture to simple arrangements perfect for entertaining.

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Once you are familiar with several plant varieties, making your own flower arrangements can be fun & fulfilling. If you don’t have these garden staples growing in your green space, select & plant one now from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways. Snip & gather Nanho Purple Buddleia cuttings early in the day. The cone-shaped clusters of blooms are a bit delicate so it is best to quickly place them in fresh, cool water while gathering additional selections. Nanho Purple Buddleia may be accompanied with Echinacea Purpurea & Black & Blue Salvia for a collection with wild color. The chartreuse leaves of Creeping Jenny offer a beautiful compliment to the richly hued bouquets. Place the arrangements in glass containers for use on tables, bar carts & kitchen islands when entertaining.

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“Pennies From Heaven” Billie Holiday 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Football Fanatic * Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Instructor * Cooking & Baking Tutorials * Media Personality * Baking & Pastry Artist * Gardener * Runner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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