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Re: Wedding Flower Help

Sue, the floral meaning of ivy is    Fidelity, Wedded love, Friendship, 
Why not make small pots of ivy topiaries?    These may be made now or soon & 
no need to be concerned with maintaining freshness.   Topiary frames may be 
made very easily with a sm wire circle that fits into the pot attached to an 
upward stem with a larger circle on top.   Sm clay pots may be used & spray 
painted to coordinate   your bridal colors.   A lg pot of ivy is very reasonable 
and stems may be separated to plant in your smaller pots.   Larger pots could be 
made for the bridal table.   
     Another suggestion is the use of a favorite viola   'Yesterday, Today & 
Tomorrow' which chgs color with maturity in colors of purple, lavender & 
almost white.   Someone mentioned impatiens and   I think sm pots of the purple 
rosebud impatiens or the viola alternating with the ivy topiary would be lovely 
and also a memento for guests.    Both plants are constant bloomers.   
     Lisanthus is a favorite which has great purples but many times listed as 
blue.   This is a bloom that lasts a long time.   Alstromeria is another 
favorite which is very durable.

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