Lavender wedding bouquets
Planning on having lavender wedding bouquets? If so, you will want to know all about growing lavender plants. You will need to know: how to grow lavender, pruning lavender and how to dry lavender. Read on for information for brides about these and other aspects of lavender plant care.
Choosing lavender wedding bouquets is a great option if you want a fabulous scented bouquet and if you want to preserve your bridal bouquet to last long after your wedding day. It is also a good option if you want to grow your own flowers for your wedding bouquet.
Growing lavender plants
If you plan on growing lavender plants to make your wedding bouquet or to make dried lavender products for wedding favors, you would need to use well established plants. Lavender perennials will produce flowers year after year but to be sure of enough flower stems, you would need several plants in your garden.
How to grow lavender
Lavender can be grown from cuttings but if you want to know how to grow lavender quickly, you should buy in lavender plants in medium sized pots from your local garden center. There are several varieties of lavender and the color of lavender flowers ranges from pinks through purples to dark blues. If you want a lavender wedding bouquet, make sure you choose a variety with long stems.
You will want to ensure that you are pruning lavender at the right time of year. Typically you should cut back established plants in the fall. If you want fresh blooms in time for your wedding, a gentle trim about six weeks before you plan on cutting your lavender wedding bouquet, should ensure fresh growth.
How to dry lavender
If you plan on making dried lavender products for your wedding favors or for a lavender wedding bouquet then you will need to know how to dry lavender.
It is quite a straightforward process but here are some tips to make sure it is a success.
How to dry lavender, 6 top tips!
The Language of Flowers
You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet
Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...
Hints and tips...
For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?
You pushed your way up front.
You caught the bride's bouquet.
Good luck with your groom hunt!"
"Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"
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