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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wedding Garden Update--Ageratum, Lobelia, Hydrangeas

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Dusty Miller, doing fine! Petunias, doing fine! Angelonia, doing fine! Ageratum.....failing. Lobelia.....failing. The pale purple and white lobelia have died actually. Obviously they prefer a shadier spot, though the lilac-colored lobelia is thriving in the containers. As for the ageratum, I really cannot say what the problem is. I have had ageratum in containers before and it has done fine. Possibly I got a bad batch? Not to worry though. Everything else in the containers are doing great, and I have picked up some replacement plants, vines actually to trail over the edge.

Wedding garden: larkspur and bachelor buttons

Wedding garden: Zinnias
 The wedding garden growing in the raised bed is about to burst into bloom. In a few more days it should be a colorful sight!!

24 silk hydrangeas
Yesterday I was finally able to pick up the silk hydrangeas from the craft store. It took a while for them to get them to me. But now I have them, and they are a beautiful sight. These are going to be used for the centerpieces for the tables at the reception. Aren't they beautiful?

Five weeks until the wedding!!


9 comments:

The Traveler said...

Wow, everything is coming right along! It's going to be beautiful.

SharleneT said...

I can't wait to see the final pictures, when it is all put together. Our weather has been so hot, that most of my potted plants have really been stressed. I finally went out and revamped the vegetable garden, removing the determinate tomatoes and adding indeterminate tomatoes in their place. That should give me some garden-fresh tomatoes through early October. I don't even know what is normal weather anymore; but, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that your wedding flowers will be super great.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

The pots in the top photograph looks fantastic!

It could be some insect larvae´s that has eaten the roots of the ageratums, happens sometimes over here.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Danni said...

The garden is coming along beautifully, I can't believe how quickly the wedding is coming up! It feels like you only started talking about it a month ago. :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, I am so happy for you and I am so excited for you too! Everything is looking gorgeous! Too bad about the other plants that failed, but everything will work out! I can't wait to see it all come together ;o) Have a wonderful day!

Jeanne said...

It's all looking so good. And the hydrangeas are gorgeous!

Aine said...

five weeks!! what?? Where did the time go?

Mina said...

Oh how I marvel at these beautiful wedding flowers. I can't wait to see the actual bouquets.

Julie said...

I told you I was going to copy this color scheme of yours and I did - to a point. I could not find any ageratum in town this year, which is very unusual. I also found angelonia only in huge pots. (This plant is new to me. It's very cool.)However, the lavender petunias, dusty miller and lobelia combo is a great one, though my lobelia is less than perfect. I think they are very touchy.