Wedding Flowers

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Wedding Flowers

Post: # 87980Post Mydreamlife
Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:26 am

We are getting married in July and would like to grow our own flowers. Ideally I would like lots :lol: as I want the day tpo reflect us and I love being outside with nature. However although I have enjoyd much succes with vege over the last couple of years, unfortunatly this has not been the case with anything decorative I have tried to grow. :oops:
Can anyone suggest anything that is reasonably easy to grow, likes little fuss but produces lots of flowers suitable for a a smart but not fancy wedding.
I would prefer they were available in a couple of colours as our 'scheme' is Red and white. :flower:
Any advice greatly revieved!

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Post: # 87991Post red
Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:50 pm

oh congrats

sweet peas?

you can get specific colours if you want.. like red you have to grow them up things, like a wigwam, so should be able to get a fair number of flowers out of a patch of ground. long flowering season, so long as you dead head the ones that have gone. not toooooo much hassle, and smell nice!

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Post: # 87993Post Cassiepod
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:17 pm

Not hugely prolific but what about some amaryllis? They'd be stunning for focal pieces, lilies are another bulb that's not too difficult to get going (in pots) and would be dramatic. Dahlias? I can''t think of any 'filling' flowers though apart from gypsophila but I have no idea how hard/easy that is to grow.

You could invest in a few gorgeous plants, scented roses, eucalyptus tree (for foliage) and have a growing memento of your day in the garden

Ooh and freesias grew quite well for me once, and gladioli (not sure about when they flower though... )

What about keeping some tulip bulbs back for a late flowering? Or would that be a bit too odd?

Sorry bit of a brain dump in that post, hope you grow something beautiful.

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Post: # 88613Post marshlander
Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:54 pm

alchemilla mollis is a lovely filler.
white foxgloves, teasels, acanthus, white roses of course, lillies, some of the euphorbias
Red flowers are more difficult as the wrong shade would clash - there are 'blue' reds and 'orange' reds. You can grow sunflowers Helianthus in red, cosmas versailes carmine, Liychnis (maltese cross), Poppy and there are some wondeful roses - david austin has some old fashioned scented varieties which I like much more than the too perfect florist roses. There are red lillies too - watch out for the pollen which stains.
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Post: # 88915Post QuakerBear
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:47 pm

Sweetpea. Abit boring but carnations are fairly easy to grow.

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Post: # 98669Post Donna
Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:08 am

I would try a good mix of colors since it's for a wedding. Have you tried yet to talk to some florists near you what to plant? I'm pretty sure that if it's a small local flower store they will be happy to give you some advice. :)
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Post: # 98919Post teardrop
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:27 pm

My friend is getting married in August and growing HUGE quantities of sweet peas for the wedding. I think they are having the boquets made by a local florist but all other flowers will be simple, home-grown sweet-peas.

I think it will look lovely.

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Post: # 99017Post snapdragon
Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:16 pm

we had sweet williams for our july wedding - lol I had totally forgotten about floral decorations and dashed to the florist on the friday and grabbed what they had left - smelled super :mrgreen: and would make a scented filler too
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Post: # 99087Post cinders
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:20 am

ivy would look lovely trailing in a bouquet
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Post: # 99326Post MrsD'ville
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:41 pm

Hi. We got married August 2006, and were also planning to use sweetpeas as the most exquisite wild sweetpeas grow in profusion where we were living then. I read up on it though and it turns out that on a warm day cut sweetpeas out of water will wilt in minutes, which probably isn't what you're aiming for!

How about nasturtiums? Or even bean flowers?? In the end I carried a beautiful Edwardian feather fan instead of flowers so copped out completely!

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Post: # 102931Post Esther.R
Wed May 14, 2008 1:36 pm

We had home grown sweetpeas at our wedding, not in the bouquet though (for that we had a posy of shop-bought old fashioned cream roses and home grown lavender round the outside) we used them in arrangements in the church (in water) and they looked and smelt beautiful. We got married in mid-July and they were just in perfect peak condition. We just had a mixed pastel selection.

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Re: Wedding Flowers

Post: # 276417Post wabbit955
Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:41 pm

"love in a mist" great flower very easy to grow
think you can get it white to
but if its not the right colour it gives the right message :iconbiggrin:
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