(Closed) Growing Flowers in the PNW

posted 6 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi there, dahlias *should* be growing by mid-August, but you really just can’t be sure with our weather.  If July is cold and rainy, which sadly it can be, you might not get a good yield.  If you want the homegrown DIY look, honestly, I would just go down to Pike Place either the day before or the morning of the wedding.  You need to get there really early when they are setting up, or visit in advance and make arrangements with a vendor.  Their flowers are usually about $1/stem, I think.  Good luck with whatever you decide!

Post # 4
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a local florist make my bouquets because I didn’t want to deal with the stress (DH actually offered to do them. His grandfather was a gardener and passed on the gene. It’s almost sad that he’s better at arranging flowers than I am.) Anyways, I got side-tracked. I bought bulk dahlias for our centerpieces from the Dahlia Barn and the owner (Amy) is the SWEETEST gal. We got married in Eastern WA and Darling Husband picked the flowers up. She called that evening (Friday before our Saturday wedding) to make sure that the flowers were what we wanted and to wish us all the best for our wedding and life together.

BUT I do 2nd the idea of just getting them from a local at Pike Place. If anyone is looking for a florist, I have a friend who does floral design. PM me for details!

Post # 5
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Please take a look at lillies. Our Aunt has a variety of lillies that bloom at different times through the summer. I know there will be some in August. Gladiolas. Roses. Mums. We really are so lucky to live in such a lush area friendly to florals. I see you’re not getting married til 2013. That gives you this whole summer to see what blooms when! 😀 Pay close attention to the Farmer Markets in August. That will be your biggest clue as to what will be in bloom for your wedding day.

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