Spring is finally underway! And while I am watching spring flowers put on their show, I am also getting ready for summer and fall. I pulled out my dahlia tubers this week and have started getting them ready to plant.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Every day brings us one day closer to spring! Even with the very cold weather I am already seeing signs. Here's another flower that will be blooming soon at Springwell Gardens- Chantilly Snapdragons!
This type of snapdragon has a lovely open face with delicate petals that face. Chantilly Snapdragons come in an array of soft pastel colors such as pink and peach and light yellow.
I grow this variety with winter protection. The blooms start up in late March along with ranunculus, poppies, and anemones as shown in the design above.
It continues to bloom through early summer and looks great with zinnias, yarrow and feverfew.
I am looking forward to using it for my May and June weddings!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
I expect the bloom times for a lot of the spring flowers will be a little later this year since the temperatures are running well below normal. But the plants are still growing, and a real charmer for late spring and early summer weddings is feverfew!
I grow the double flowered (pictured above) as well as the single variety. I believe the double flowered version has a more refined appearance and makes a lovely statement in bouquets
The single flower variety has a charming appeal
Both varieties are great options for brides searching for locally
grown flowers for their wedding day. They are available at
Springwell Gardens from mid May through late June.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Winter is holding on tightly. Mid February usually shows signs of early spring- but not this year!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
One of the most romantic and ethereal flowers is the poppy. Delicate petals, thin as tissue paper, flutter and dance like butterflies!
Or even better- when they are grown with your wedding day in mind!
Friday, January 30, 2015
Foxglove is such a regal flower in the garden and also in wedding designs.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Cerinthe made a quick debut at Springwell Gardens in 2013, but was accidentally overlooked for last spring. I am happy to report it will be back in the garden beds for 2015!
As folks seek out locally grown flowers I expect to see it offered more and more both as a wedding flower and in springtime bouquets at local farmer markets. It will be available for springtime weddings at Springwell Gardens from late March through May.