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RE: Wedding Flower Help

Ceres, you are right on with the floral meaning for ivy.  I used it for
daughter Tzeitel's wedding and a couple of friend's weddings.  Other flowers
have meanings as well.  There are several web sites that can give you the
meaning of specific flowers and flower colors.  It is an old fashioned
(Victorian) custom, but still holds some allure.  Many of the herbs carry
special meanings, too.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Cersgarden@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 8:49 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
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
rosebud impatiens or the viola alternating with the ivy topiary would be
and also a memento for guests.    Both plants are constant bloomers.   
     Lisanthus is a favorite which has great purples but many times listed
blue.   This is a bloom that lasts a long time.   Alstromeria is another 
favorite which is very durable.

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