In Season in August. . .

I have been getting lots of questions about what's in season in August and September, and often hearing wishes for peonies at that time of year. . . to all the peony lovers out there, getting married in August and September, your best best for a big, gorgeous, subtly colored local Vermont flower at that time of year is the dahlia. Or some lisianthus. Peonies are almost impossible to get in late summer, but dahlias and lisianthus are booming and just waiting for your Vermont wedding flowers!

Other flowers abundant in late summer:

  • Foxgloves (from my garden anyway)
  • Zinnias
  • Cosmos
  • Snapdragons-- they come in much nicer, open double shapes and subtle colors these days
  • Larkspur
  • Amaranth
  • Orlaya
  • Sweet Peas
  • Lilies
  • Hydrangeas

The list could continue, but that's pretty good for now! One wonderful thing about Vermont weddings is the seasonality of our location. And wedding flowers in Vermont can take advantage of this beautifully. Let me know here if you want more info!

 

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Yarrow!

Yarrow is so useful-- it's going into almost every store bouquet I make right now. It's beautiful, comes in tons of colors, and is an almost no-care perennial that's thriving in the driest, poorest parts of the garden. I'm liking it so much that I AM caring for the plants-- feeding and watering them as I cut more and more flowers, as I want them to keep blooming. But I never cut off all the flowers, as pollinating insects adore this flower and I like to leave a few flowers of each kind standing, for the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds that inhabit my garden.

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