These are some of the flowers I grew for my daughter’s wedding last month. Dahlias, zinnias, and cosmos. They really come into their full glory in August and September, hanging on until the first frost. Dahlia tubers need to be dug up 2 weeks after the first killing frost and stored through the winter.
No expectations here for winning any accolades at the Philly Flower Show. Not being a detail person, I tend to just stuff what I’ve got into something that looks like it might be a proportional container. The flowers go every which way, but a few times each day, in passing, I’ll pinch off a stray or jostle a bloom or two. There’s some ‘Victoria’ salvia and some Shasta daisies crammed in with the zinnias here. The late season flowers are wild compared to the earlier roses and snapdragons, so you’re going to get that country look whether you like it or not. Below the design has potential but seems a bit crammed. There’s a beautiful flower arranging school called Little Flower School where Nicolette Owen and Sarah Ryhanen create the most lush, natural arrangements that make me swoon. Practice, practice, practice.
Here’s the first peek we have of the fabulous wedding photos by Kristi and Scott at Littlewing Studio.