Flower Pots as Problem Solvers

Flower Pots as Problem Solvers

You can’t have too many flowers at a garden wedding. Fortunately, pots of blooming plants are functional as well as beautiful. Consider using flowerpots to bring the eye away from difficult or less than attractive locations. Pots of plants can soften the hard edges of...
Elegant But Inexpensive Mood Lighting

Elegant But Inexpensive Mood Lighting

For weddings, receptions or rehearsal dinners, candles are almost a must. For a garden event, adding such mood lighting to the landscape can be charming as well. Be they battery operated LED candles or the real thing, one way of displaying them is in groups of glass...

Top 10 Reasons To Have A Garden Wedding

1. It’s more personal and at the same time pretty darn grand. Some choose to have their wedding in a home garden because it’s an environment that is personal to them. For others, there is no greater cathedral than the outdoors. 2. Planning an outdoor event is an...

After The Party…

A Trampled Lawn You may not notice any lawn damage for a day or two after the wedding or rehearsal dinner. The turf may initially look a bit flattened, but still in good shape. Two or three days later, however, you will probably see the grass turning a lighter color...

Balloon Alternatives

Tying balloons to a mailbox, street sign or tree isn’t the only way to mark the location of a garden wedding. Consider the following as alternatives: flags and banners (homemade or purchased), bouquets of large flowers (real or artificial), dozens of ribbons...

A Sense of Place

There are many reasons people want to be married in a garden. For some it’s important to be outdoors…maybe it’s a “the sky’s the limit” kind of thing. Others want to be surrounded by plants and flowers because it’s beautiful and, perhaps, a symbol of a commitment to...

Light For A Night

Do you have a plant in your landscape that has an interesting shape or unusual foliage? A large shrub that is golden or variegated, for example, or an old tree with twisted trunks. If so, think about placing up facing spotlights on that plant for the wedding or...

Earlier Dahlias

When it comes to homegrown wedding flowers, it’s hard to beat dahlias. Not only are they beautiful, they also come in a wide range of styles, colors and sizes. Dahlias blend well with other flowers as well, so they’re useful for everything from bouquets to table...

Too Much Green!

Some gardens have many green shrubs but nothing blooming during the time when the wedding or party takes place. Although one option is to put annuals in front of these plants or put containers filled with flowers in the area, one quick fix is to use a garden ornament....
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