Thursday, February 19, 2015

Garden Flowers for Summer and Fall Weddings- Gomphrena

Winter is holding on tightly. Mid February usually shows signs of early spring- but not this year!
So as we prepare to drop below ten degrees tonight, I can't help but think hopefully not much longer!!!
Next week it will be time to start my first batch of gomphrena. These rounded button-like flowers are great for summery garden styled wedding bouquets.
They are great accent flowers that come in pink, lavender-pink, white and violet-purple.
Seeds can be sown successively for an extended bloom period. Plants grow slowly until the temps begin to warm up. But once you add summer heat, they begin to take off. 
I am able to gather flowers well into fall and with some protection I can even harvest up to early November!

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