Delphinium are one of my favorite flowers.  Their history is just as rich as their beauty.  It’s rounding off the season for them so I thought I’d do a little post about them.  They are native to Europe and North America and their blue blossoms were used by the Native Americans and settlers alike to create blue dye for textiles.  Their name is derived from the Greek word for dolphin “delphis” and they were aptly named as the closed blossom on the flower looks like a dolphin nose.  They are such a wonderful flower to create some beautiful arrangements with this time of year and are a lovely addition to fall decor. Most floral shoppes should carry them, but if not, Gladiolus, Foxglove and Hollyhock make good substitutes.