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Posted by teresa from iowa on 2001-03-28 16:28:09

I am getting married Sept 22, 2001 in iowa. I would like to use potted flowers and herbs for my centerpieces. Can anyone tell me what would work best for this? I would like to start the plants from seed if possible.
  • plants for centerpieces
    Posted by Heidi from zn 6-Virginia on 2001-04-06 11:59:44

    Teresa-
    I guess it depends mostly on what look you are trying to accomplish and what colors you desire. Stephanotis (jasmine) might be nice, as it is as fragrant as it is attractive, and many brides use it in their bouquets. It is a vining plant, so you could possibly train it as a topiary or just leave the trailers draped around the center of the table kind of wispy, if the tables are big enough. Miniature roses are also nice, come in a variety of colors, and can be fragrant as well. They can be planted along with a vining type plant to meet size and add texture, but cuts out your preference of starting from seed. Begonias can be bunched or trailing, add color, height and texture, and come in a wide variety of flower/leaf color and texture combos. Look in the bride's books at the local flower shops to get ideas of things you like then hop online at Park's seed or any of the other seed companies (Burpee, Shepherd's, etc.) and see what they offer. Park's sends out a nice catolog, and they tend to have slightly better prices and selections than Burpee.
    All depends on what you prefer! Congratulations and good luck!
    Heidi
  • plants for centerpieces
    Posted by Heidi from zn 6-Virginia on 2001-04-06 11:57:56

    Teresa-
    I guess it depends mostly on what look you are trying to accomplish and what colors you desire. Stephanotis (jasmine) might be nice, as it is as fragrant as it is attractive, and many brides use it in their bouquets. It is a vining plant, so you could possibly train it as a topiary or just leave the trailers draped around the center of the table kind of wispy, if the tables are big enough. Miniature roses are also nice, come in a variety of colors, and can be fragrant as well. They can be planted along with a vining type plant to meet size and add texture, but cuts out your preference of starting from seed. Begonias can be bunched or trailing, add color, height and texture, and come in a wide variety of flower/leaf color and texture combos. Look in the bride's books at the local flower shops to get ideas of things you like then hop online at Park's seed or any of the other seed companies (Burpee, Shepherd's, etc.) and see what they offer. Park's sends out a nice catolog, and they tend to have slightly better prices than Burpee.
    All depends on what you prefer! Congratulations and good luck!
    Heidi
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