flowers for a wedding - Knowledgebase Question

Darnestown, MD
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Question by frankienan
February 25, 1999
I am planning for a wedding in October here at my home in Maryland. If possible, the family would love to be able to grow flowers this summer for the wedding reception (decoration). Don't worry, the bouquets are coming from a florist. The bride is very interested in gerbera daisies. I'm not sure what the best way to grow these are. Indoor in a pot? What other flowers would bed nicely outside in the garden and be in bloom in October for our harvest? The wedding is the 9th and with luck it will still be warm and pretty.

Answer from NGA
February 25, 1999
Gerbera daisies are most reliably grown from purchased plants set into the garden in full sun with a rich soil and regular watering. They really like long days and hot weather and may slow down by that late in the season.

You might consider dahlias which are very fine for cutting and come in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes, plus some of the more reliable later annuals such as cosmos (pinks, yellows, white) , tithonia (orange), salvia (red and blue), zinnia (all shapes, colors and sizes), and gloriosa daisies (gold and autumnal tones).

Good luck with the flowers!

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