So many springtime flowers make a delightful appearance that lasts for only days, and then we must wait until again next year.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The white anemones, ranunculus and leucojum are blooming at Springwell Gardens.
Each one is a favorite for springtime weddings.
Below they are gathered together in a charming bouquet with blooms from some springtime flowering shrubs such as Korean Spice Bush and Pieris!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Spring is here, and the spring flowers are putting on their show. This year at Springwell Gardens
there are white, magenta and blue anemones, blue and white muscari, white and pastel ranunculus, leucojum, daffodils, and pussy willow just to name a few.
Spring is a short season in the South, which makes these flowers extra special. The bloom period for many of these is just two to four weeks.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Spring is finally underway! And while I am watching for spring flowers, I am also getting ready for summer and fall. I pulled out my first batch of dahlia tubers this week and have started potting them up.
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!