We're seven weeks from our last frost date, and I'm in the midst of seed planting for summer wedding flowers- Black-eyed Susan, gomphrena, pincushion flowers, feverfew and one of my favorites- Zinnias!
Zinnias will be playing some type of role in several of my late spring, summer and fall weddings. I'm growing coral colored zinnias for Taylor and Grant's wedding at Snipes Farm in May.
And yellow zinnias to play a support role in Courtney and Patrick's wedding flowers in June, and a larger role in the flowers for Elizabeth and Chris's late July wedding.
There will even be white ones in September for Hilary and Gordon.
Zinnias remind me of a cross between dahlias and Gerber daisies. They are such cheerful flowers and are fairly easy to grow. I often use them mixed bouquets and centerpiece work. At Springwell Gardens I grow coral, white, pink, wine and orange, and sometimes red.
The first batch of seedlings is a little over a month old- they should be ready for cutting by mid May.
Next week I will do a quick primer on growing your own zinnias from seed. Once you see how easy they are to grow, they may become one of your favorite flowers too!!!