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Re: Wedding Flower Help

hum June- when in June?  Around here, by then there isn't much of a selection
of annuals left at the garden centers. Most folks seem to buy them in April
and keep them alive till the end of May when we can actually plant them in the
ground here.. sigh.
Osteospermum, zinnas, asters.... actually I did a google
search looking for an annual I have bought for the last couple of years, sorry
couldn't find it and I need to get to work.  It would be perfect around a
candle... kind of a fern type foliage with little purple flowers running down
it. I have used it as a trailing plant in my planters....I am sure someone
here knows the name. Might try this site-

You should talk to Vera off list as she has some pictures of a fall
wedding she did.  Wrong colors, but she did something similar to what you are
planning.... it was gorgeous, and she also used a cheap arbor for the guest to
come thru- she took that plain jane hall and made it into something wonderful
quite reasonably if I recall....


----- Original Message ----
SueNY <sue.nyc@att.net>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Monday, October 30, 2006 1:02:07 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Wedding Flower Help

  As you know I'm getting married in June of next year. I'm trying to
up with ideas for centerpieces. What I'd love to do is simply go to the
nursery and pick up several flats of
flowers a few days before the big day. My
tables will be oval, so I was
thinking of just putting a line of them down the
center with votive candles.
among them. Thing is, I can't think of any purple
flowers! Impatients come
in shades of purples, right? I was thinking petunias
as well but for some
reason I keep thinking they'd close unless in bright
light? And then there
are pansies..that would be really pretty I think!  I
can't think of any
others at the moment. What do you guys think of the idea?
Can you give me
the names of other flowers that come in shades of purple?

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