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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wedding Garden--Nine Days Until The Day

These are the stones we are using to fill the ivy bowls for the centerpieces. A lavender mix of colors, bright, shiny, glowing. Raethan put sage green ribbon and cream-colored lace around the rims. Filling the bowls today with stones and silk hydrangeas in shades of blues and lavenders.

The planters are brimming with colors. Silver dusty miller is trying to outdo the purple petunias, and the variegated green and white ivy is trailing perfectly. The angelonia wants to be the main character. In the wedding garden, the hummingbirds and butterflies are visiting regularly throughout the day, humming and fluttering around the pinks, reds, purples of the zinnias. The bachelor buttons are profusely blue, pink, white, dark red. Everything is holding its breath as the day approaches. We had a glorious rain yesterday, steady, not tumultous. You could almost hear the flowers sipping and lapping up the raindrops.
(as always, clicking on photos will give a larger view)


close up of angelonia
proliferation of zinnias, with tomatoes in background

Bachelor buttons were pushed down by the rain--they will pop back up today

The lone survivor of the squirrel raid, elephant ear is doing okay
I think we are okay for the next couple of days--kind of like being in the eye of the hurricane where all is calm. By Monday or Tuesday, well, that will be a different story!! Excited, happy, jittery, last-minute panic, of course. But on the day....oh what a day that will be!

12 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The countdown is on!

Linda in New Mexico said...

The flowers are lovely. Yeah for you. I know this is a very emotion filled time....sending loving thoughts to you and yours.
Oma Linda

Barbra Annino said...

Don't forget to take a quiet moment to yourself and just enjoy the day!

mxtodis123 said...

It's going to be such a beautiful wedding. I can't wait to see the pictures.
Mary

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Those pots are just getting better and better! I think I´ll have something similar here next year!

They were selling elephant ears here the other day and for a while I was thinking I should buy some, but to be honest I´ve killed way to many of them during the years, even when I had my gardencentre :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Tamara said...

It's going to be absolutely beautiful!

Magic Love Crow said...

Oh, I am so happy for you Robin!!! The flowers look so beautiful! You have done a great job my friend ;o)

Kim said...

How very exciting!!! I love the centerpiece idea. We had simular ones except instead of a plant we used pillar candles.

Hugs.

Kim

Moncha Eilis said...

Hi, I really love the colour combinations. The centerpieces will be beautiful, I'm sure !!
Lots of luck with all the preparations.

Jessie said...

Lovely pictures! Thankyou so much for taking the time to write your sweet message to me. You're going to have a wonderful day. :)xx

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous!!!! It is as if all the flowers know how important their part is in the wedding and they are doing their best to look gorgeous! Remember not to get frazzled and to enjoy every moment. It will all come together beautifully!

Mina said...

Everything is turning out so perfectly, Robin. I am getting so excited for all of you.