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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wedding Garden Update

Thriving. The colors are gorgeous. Now if I can just keep them happy for 6 more weeks.

This photo really doesn't do the colors justice. The various shades of purples are quite vivid, and the contrasting dusty miller's silver is delightful.

Aspargus Fern
 These three pots of Asparagus Fern are lush. The pots will have purple ribbons tied around them for the wedding and placed here and there at the reception.

The Wedding Garden, phase 2
 This long raised bed is planted with larkspur, bachelor buttons and zinnias. You can see a bare spot in the middle which I am puzzled about. Nothing came up. The solar frog is watching over the garden, day and night.
These flowers will be used in bouquets or in tiny vases for the reception.

 Two pots of rosemary, fragrant and sweet (sitting in between planters of lettuce and spinach). I plan on using the rosemary for the boutonnieres for the Groom and his groomsmen. Have not decided whether to use the rosemary in the corsages yet.

Elephant Ear, Lone Survivor
 Harking back to the infamous squirrel rampage, here is the one elephant ear that survived. It just opened up yesterday and if all goes well will become a large tropical plant. This is a non-wedding plant. I like to plant elephant ears every summer.

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highlandermck said...

What type of climate do the elephant ear like? I have always liked them, but have never tried. It is so hot and dry here, I have to choose plants that can tolerate summer. I hope the squirrels leave it alone for you! -janey

mxtodis123 said...

Those wedding flowers are gorgeous. I love the colors.

Robin Larkspur said...

Thanks, Mary!!

Robin Larkspur said...

Elephant ears are a tropical plant, so will do will in hot summer conditions. They will not survive winters. You can pull them out, clean them up, and overwinter them inside.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I love elephant ears.....this is the second year I haven't planted them...I'm slacking again. Oh well.
Guess whose giveaway prize is winging it's way home.....?????

Anonymous said...

I do like Your pots!
But I don´t think I´ve ever seen asparagus ferns over here. They look really fine! I´m not sure what an elephant ear is, we have that name on a totally different flower :-)

Have a great day!

Spiritartartist said...

I think it's so nice that you are growing and arranging the flowers for your daughter's wedding yourself, Robin. It's such a nice heartfelt touch!

Robin Larkspur said...

Thank you so much, Spirit!!

Linda! OOOh!! My Alice, Alice,Alice!!! Can't wait!

Christer; it is a tropical plant, latin name: Colocasia esculenta. Also known as taro. Huge leaves, beautiful.

Crystalrainbow said...

the wedding garden is looking great and still intact :) hope the squirrels have left well alone now x x x

Kim said...

The wedding flowers look absolutely gorgeous, Robin!!! I think your daughter will be very pleased with the job you have done!

Blessings, Kim

Jeanne said...

I bet the pots of petunias and dusty miller are gorgeous!!! A beautiful combo! I just know the florals for the wedding will be beautiful!!

Robin Larkspur said...

Jeanne, thanks so much you are sweet.

Kim, thanks a bunch.Hugs.

Aine said...

Oh my god - when I grow I up I want to be a gardener like you! I currently have a weed garden with a few herbs scattered here and there. Next year I intend to have something much more respectable, but still in a wild/weedy way.

Keep the pictures coming!

Mina said...

Oh Robin, there is something so magical and powerful (in a universal sense) about you planting each of these seeds and how they are flourishing with the idea of a happy marriage in mind. It really fills my heart with all sorts of magical possibilities. Hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

Now I know what plant it is! I´ve killed a lot of those in my days :-) :-) :-)


Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Robin ;o) I wonder what was suppose to be in that bare spot? Everything is looking so beautiful! I am so excited! I think it's so special all the love that is going into everything! It's going to make the wedding day so perfect and magical!