Updated: Jul 5, 2021
Welcome to Part 2 of 'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers And Greenery'.
If you've already had the chance to read Part 1, and you have been inspired to go out into your own garden to see what you might be able to use, I hope you were pleasantly surprised and motivated to use something from there.
IN THE BEGINNING
As I said in Part 1, When I set out to tame the front garden I was only concerned with putting plants in there which met certain criteria such as; they needed to be attractive, hardy, evergreen, not too invasive, could survive in a garden which was void of sun for a good part of the day and didn't require too much care and attention.
As with any inherited garden, there are some flowers in mine that I probably would not have planted, but I have to say I love every plant, even the adopted ones.
Growing Your Own Wedding Flowers And Greenery - Part 2 is focusing on mainly flowering plants.
If you have a lot of leafy plants in your garden then I would suggest that you also read Grow Your Own Wedding flowers Part 1.
On hearing that a friend of mine was digging up some of this lovely plant from her garden I asked if she could let me have a handful. They have been colonising my front garden ever since. My Crocosmia is not yet in flower, above is an image from the Internet.
Their striking, slender grass-like green leaves start making their appearance from Winter slumber in the Spring. Later in the Summer long slim flower stems will start to emerge and eventually expose clusters of small bright orange flowers.
After the flowers, come the seeds which are also attractive.
The uses for this flower are two-fold since both the flowers and the seed pods can be used in bouquets and floral arrangements. The flowers would be ideal for a Summer wedding, and the seed pods which come later would work well in an Autumn or Winter display.