Please, don't let her have a reason to destroy me...
October 13, 2011 8:08 AM Subscribe
What are some good plants to place in our wedding garden? We've recently joined a community garden a few miles away and are hoping to use the plot to grow our own flowers / ornamental for our beach wedding this upcoming Memorial Day.
The plot: I'm in northern Florida (Hardiness zone 9, borderline 10) and the plot will be irrigated with drip tape and receives plenty of direct sunlight (full sun all day long). The surrounding plots will be mostly veggies and the soil will have been freshly double dug (what a work out, but I think it's worth it).
The couple: We're simple people doing a beach wedding at a large beach house. However, the soon to be Ms. Eld wants things to be nice. We're also on a budget, environmentally conscious, and I have a bit of a green thumb when it comes to veggies/peppers/etc. so the 'grow your own' thing really fits us. However, one of the skills I'm still lacking is the ability to time/plan my plantings/starts and/or select appropriate varieties. This is where y'all come in! Please help me select varieties/flower/plant types and time the planting such that I can harvest blooming flowers around memorial day.
Again, we're not expecting award winning orchids that have a one day window of blooming or something, just simple flowers that'll meet the following criteria, in order of importance:
A) are able to be grown by mortals like us, where we are.
B) will hold up to a car ride and a harvest up to a few days before the event, more margin of safety here is better. Blooms are great, but cool plant/greenery is ok too.
C) will look nice.