Teacup Thursday: "Bachelor Button Teacup"

Bachelor Buttons are one of our favorite flowers...we like it when it blooms in the garden, and then we also enjoy it a second time after it's been dried and added to potpourri or black tea for added color and texture. These cheerful, ragged blossoms bloom so prolifically and with ease you don't need a green thumb to grown them. In fact, they are often the first plants that children grow successfully on their own.

In the past, Bachelor Buttons often grew as a weed in grain fields in Southern England, hence it acquired the nickname, "cornflower." History tells us that when Napoleon forced Queen Louise of Prussia from Berlin, she hid her children in a field of cornflowers and kept them entertained by weaving wreaths of these pretty little flowers. One of her children, Wilheim later became Emperor of Germany, and in recalling his mother's bravery, named the cornflower as a national emblem of unity.

Bachelor Buttons are actually an annual, but don't be surprised if you find them in your garden next year as they ensure their own survival by dropping seeds that will germinate and grow the following year in most climates...

We are particularly fond of this sweet Bachelor Button Teacup...we hope you enjoy it too!




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4 comments:

  1. What a beautifully blue teacup! Since blue is my favorite color, I am quite fond of this blue 'n' beautiful teacup!

    Joyfully in Jesus,
    Elizabeth

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  2. That's a beautiful teacup. I would like to join your Teacup Thursday next week. Just let me know what I need to do.

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  3. Donna and Spenser: I am finally posted today - all craziness here! Your teacup is lovely. In Texas it is not a bachelor button. They all gomphrena - glove amaranth bachelor buttons. That about drove me crazy when I lived in Spring, Texas. In Virginia we called your blue flower a sailordragon. Isn't that amazing! Lovely cup in saucer whatever we call it!

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  4. Lovely Bachelor Button teacup. I also like the Forget Me Knot teapot. And blue is one of those colors that is just so beautiful everywhere.

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