The Modern Southern Garden: Plantain Lily


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Plantain Lily

Plantain lilies, members of the Asparagaceae family & a subfamily Agavoideae, are native to Asia. These sun & shade thriving plants are known for their elegant display of heart-shaped, lush foliage. Plantain lilies blooms open along spiky stems that shoot up over the leaves during the summer months. Both variegated & non-variegated plantain lilies, also referred to as hostas, may be planted or used in arrangements together complimenting one another quite well. If you don’t have this garden staple growing in your green space, select & plant one now from a local nursery to use in a number of lovely ways. Learn how to craft a lovely focal point from your very own green space.

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How To Create Beautiful Arrangements With Plantain Lilies

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. Start by choosing a selection of simple glasses & vases with clean lines to really allow bouquets to shine. Plantain lilies are always a good choice to use when entertaining as just a few stems are needed to really make spaces shine.


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Plantain lilies make eye-catching arrangements with impact & just a few stems can be used to create small bursts of lush beauty throughout spaces. Use them for entertaining or just to simply spruce up your home. Choose small bodega glasses or clear vases to display them in. Snip & gather blooms such as Oakleaf Hydrangea & feathery fern varieties including LadySouthern Shield or Remote Wood early in the morning to pair with the neutral greenery. Invert the flowers & give them a little shake to remove any tiny garden creatures. Snip the stems low enough so that the blooms & foliage rest on the lip of the glass. Use the flowers throughout entertaining spaces & around your home on side tables, vanities & kitchen islands.

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