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Making a Sunflower Wedding Bouquet

July 9, 2007

Bouquet of sunflowers.I'm getting married in October and would like the bridesmaids to carry sunflowers as there bouquet. If I plant sunflowers in late July or August, will they grow into October and be able to cut and use?

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Hardiness Zone: 6a


Dawn from Bethlehem, PA

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July 9, 20070 found this helpful

Farmers markets always have sun flowers!! and pretty cheap too..

 
July 12, 20070 found this helpful

You also might check w/ a florist...they import so many flowers now...just use the sunflower as the center & build around it w/ greenery..ivy, vinca...I dont think you can "time" sunflowers -- mine are never as pretty as those at our local farmers market..cj

 
July 14, 20070 found this helpful

I have to agree with CJ & Busy, I wouldnt rely on chance for something so important to your wedding day..... check out your florists and farmers market vendors. Have a wonderful day and all the best for your future.

 

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July 14, 20070 found this helpful

That sounds sooo pretty, - it's too chancy. Get fake flowers as insurance. Check out the dollar stores and Wal-Mart. They all carry different stock. Some are more real looking than others.

 

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

why not do both? go ahead and grow some of the smaller quicker varieties, and get fakes if they don't get going in time??

 
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August 20, 2007

Centerpieces can be things you already have around the house. This is an antique pitcher that belonged to my Mama, I added some fresh cut sunflowers from a nearby field and ended up with a beautiful centerpiece for my reception tables that didn't cost a dime!

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