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Flower seeds to sow now (the sooner the better): Alyssum, candytuft, forget-me-not, poppies, larkspur and cornflower.
The lilac frock recalls the simple splendor of Clooney’s Cannes Film Festival debut in May 2016, when the attorney, also clad in Atelier Versace, wore a similar neo-grecian style dress in cornflower yellow.
Dior may have had his New Look; Van Noten has a particular blue: brighter than indigo, blacker than a cornflower, deeper than the Pacific.
He was known to wear a blue cornflower, a symbol of unity among German-speaking nations harkening back to Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria before World War II.
To help things along, Panting added native yellow rattle, which is partially parasitic to grass, to the mix of daisies, poppies and cornflowers.
My personal pref goes to a white or red carnation or simple blue cornflower.
This time around, however, Germany’s national colors were sidelined in favor of cornflower blue, presumably a nod to the country’s national flower.
Cornflowers, or bleuets, are the French equivalent of the British poppy: the flower of remembrance.
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