(Closed) Grow your own flowers?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I think it’s a great idea. I’d make sure you grow back ups incase the ones you’re going for don’t work out. Also, it would be important to consider that perennials tend to only bloom once, maybe twice in the year, so you’d have to pick something in season. Annuals tend to bloom all season. Make sure you prune back the dead flowers so you’ll  keep having fresh ones. Use a higher K (potassium) ratio than usual in your fertilizer to encourage flowering(don’t over fertilize though lol, I’ve made that mistake one too many times :)).

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m trying to track down plumerias and hibiscus for the wedding πŸ™ I can’t find any so I think maybe I’ll have to attempt to grow a few. I’m in California so it’ll be a challenge but not impossible. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

thats a briliant idea but like wilfredallen siad you need the flowers to bloom at the right time. im not having any flowers but im growing a whole mess of ferns, trees and shrubs. Best of luck though ^-^

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s great!  I’d definitely give it a go.

It might be hard to make sure things are blooming at the right time, but you should be able to plant particular plants that will be blooming during your wedding if you research the timing.  There may also be techniques in pruning and caring for the plants that render more “bouquet-ready” type blooms – straighter stems, so you might want to check into that, etc.

Be aware that most flowering perennials will need time to establish themselves before they flower really well.  Peonies, for example, usually need a few years after planting or transplanting to get many quality flowers. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really, really wanted to plan my wedding around when my peonies bloom, but it turns out they only bloom for a couple weeks out of the year, and they’re unpredictable. You should have some better luck with your hydrangeas, though. They usually last a fairly long time! Good luck, and use lots of fertilizer, natural or otherwise!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is what I am planning to do! I’m going to plant at least some of the flowers I would like in my wedding, and then some of the greenery. I’m not sure how great I am at growing flowers, but I know I could handle a dusty miller bush. so at the worst, I wont have to buy much filler for my flowers πŸ™‚ Other than that, I plan on going to trader joes and the like for flowers, and possibly making the trek out the LA flower mart (since it is open the day before my wedding, so the flowers will still be fresh the next day ) I think growing some of your own flowers is a great idea πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Checkout gardenweb.com, it’s an online community for gardeners. There are specific boards for different things, plus a board for each state/region. The Oklahoma board has a bunch of extremely friendly & helpful people, & I’ve always found them to be the best resource for any questions I have.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

just revisting the thread and I wanted to add that you could buy a couple wild flower seed packets and use whatever you like of what does well out of that as accent flowers

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m late to this thread, but we are growing our own flowers for our wedding this June. It takes a LOT of time, so unless you are truly dedicated, I wouldn’t recommend it. I ordered seeds online, as well as plants from burpee.com, and my super awesome FH-to say he has a green thumb is an understatement-has spent countless number of hours on these plants!

 

 

   These are ones we started from seed.

 And these are like the plants we bought from Burpee. Ours haven’t bloomed yet, but should be good by June.

 

If you do go this route, get Annuals, and a lot of different kinds to ensure you will have some flowers by your wedding date!

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