Post # 1
Well, I’m an environmental scientist with my focus in botany… So obvisouly, duh, I just have to grow my own flowers!! It makes sense, because I would otherwise we growing copious amounts of flowers in various colors… instead the yard will be decked out in reds/white/ivories. Luckily, I have a very green-thumbed mother and use of my yard, and hers to do so. But the question is… am I alone here?
Anyone else using homegrown goodies for their wedding??
Post # 3
No but that’s an awesome idea. Good luck to you. I can’t wait to see pics!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
Wow…that is so cool! I definitely would kill all of the flowers by accident if I tried…but that is such a great idea!
Post # 5
the good thing about having a long engagement is that I have a season of growing, before I have to actually grow the flowers for the wedding. So you will all see the “test run” this spring!
Post # 6
I’m not but that’s an awesome idea!! I like doing projects like that but I didn’t with flowers 🙁 You have to show us pictures of the growing process & the when they’re finished!!!
Post # 7
what a great idea! I kill all plants sooo that would be scary for me to try.
Post # 8
I have actually been thinking about doing this but am not a flower expert!
My wedding is in June… do you have advice on what flowers to grow, how to do it (pot or ground?), and if they’ll be in bloom then!?
When’s your wedding? And what flowers are you growing?
Post # 9
Ooh that’s great idea! Too bad my first test for growing basil failed miserably. I don’t know if I know how to keep a plant alive! Would love to see how it comes out.
Post # 10
I’d love to know what you are growing! I’m a gardener myself and considered at one time DIYing some of my centerpieces with large white hydrangeas, or snowballs. But, it was suggested to me that using flowers from a home cut garden is a bit risky because you never know what kinds of bugs are crawling on them when you set them on the tables!! Any plans to get rid of the bugs or check for them before using them in arrangements? I know you can soak peonys in water to get rid of the ants, but I don’t know about any other flowers.
Post # 11
@ Whitesonnet There a lot of “household” items and mixtures you can concoct… The one I used before when bringing potted plants inside for winter was just a mix of regular old dishsoap and water. It makes the plants “slippery” so the bugs cant really get their little legs to stick. I also heard somewhere putting old tobacco leaves in the soil keeps the creepy crawlies away. That will be an experiment for this summer! http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf469293.tip.html this site is pretty helpful. I just know the two I mentioned from botany classes… but I believe they are both mentioned on this site.
@sarahmay my wedding is in June 2011, so I have this summer to experiment! I have a large variety of plants I’m going to grow… lots of lilies and some other, all bulbs so far. Ooo my favorite… Red Hot Poker! I want to see which ones are the nicest blooming in late June and then decide which flowers I will use for the centerpeices and bouquets.
i don’t know who is more excited… me or my mother! Haha we are green-thumbed!
Post # 12
I plan on growing some lavander colored Lisianthus flowers. If it goes well, I am going to have some teen-aged cousins hand one to each woman at my ceremony. If it goes really well, I’ll fill vases with them too.
I do plan on having a florist handle most of my needs, though.