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Mixing Home Grown With “Store Bought”

Many brides want to use garden grown flowers for their wedding, but once they start thinking about the number of flowers required, they often realize that they don’t have enough. Fortunately, garden flowers mix very well with those that can be purchased. Just be sure to research which flowers will be available when you need […]

How to Create an Herb & Flower Arrangement

Are you a do-it-yourself bride? Fantastic, but be sure to enlist the help of some friends, OK?

That said, here’s how to create an herbal, informal, garden arrangement in a milk-glass vase.

Cut your herbs and flowers the previous day if possible and put them in buckets of water with floral preservative (“flower food”) and […]

Informal, Inexpensive, Colorful Flowers

Here’s a garden wedding tip for those who are going for the “casual country” look . If the ceremony is in the late summer or fall, you might consider planting zinnias and dahlias this spring. Check out the range of zinnia seeds from Renee’s Garden! They have a wonderful, colorful selection.

Many brides who are […]

Growing Your Own Wedding Flowers

If you are having a wedding in the late summer or fall, and are thinking of growing some of your own wedding flowers, now is the time to plant. Here’s one huge piece of advice for you, however: don’t believe all the descriptions you read in plant and seed catalogs. “Blooms all season” might really […]

Inspiration From The Fair

This photo was taken at a county fair in the garden club tent where garden flowers and foliage competed for ribbons. When I came across this photo I realized that there is inspiration here for an innovative, inexpensive wedding floral display. A group of narrow necked clear bottles could be gathered either in the center […]

Growing Your Own Wedding Flowers

Since many brides are interested in do-it-yourself wedding preparations, one possibility that crosses their minds is growing their own flowers for the ceremony and reception. Yes, you can! Here are a few guidelines:

If you’re planting in the spring for a ceremony that will be held this summer or fall, don’t count on newly planted […]

Informal Table Arrangements

If you want simple and informal flowers for a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner, consider using assorted glass bottles. Gather a variety of containers. The key is to have some aspect about them constant from one to the next…all clear glass with narrow necks, for example. Bottles such as those pictured will hold fewer flowers […]