Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Daffodil Wedding Flowers

Daffodils and jonquils are such wonderful flowers for spring time weddings. One of the best ways to get the type of daffodils or jonquils that you want is to grow them yourself.
There's a large selection to choose from, and varieties that bloom from late winter through mid spring in the South. So if  you want to try your hand at growing them....
Now is the time to plan- because to have these flowers coming up next spring, you will need to plant them this fall! Two of my favorite sources for bulbs are  John Scheepers Bulbs and Eden Brothers. They offer a wide selection in a wonderful range of pastel colors.
In the South daffodils start the bloom season a month earlier than some of the cooler climates. The early varieties such as Ice Follies will start blooming by late January or early February, and others, such as my favorite- Bridal Crown (pictured below)- will normally start blooming in mid-late March.
Still other varieties such as White Lion (1st picture) will start their show in late March through mid April.
Another nice feature of growing them yourself is that they will come back each year.
You may want to plant both early and later blooming varieties to insure you have daffodils in bloom for your wedding day. Want to give it a try- just email me and I will be happy to give you some pointers!
One important note: when using them in containers with other flowers, but sure to cut and set their stems in a separate container to condition- for more info check out the Daffodils and Springtime Weddings post.

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