manipulating calla blooming time
I originally posted this to the bulbs forum, but was advised by a gardener much wiser and more experienced than I to post here (I was not even familiar with the term "Aroid"!). So, here's my question .... or rather questions:
My daughter is getting married June 25, and while we're getting the bulk of the flowers (callas) from a florist, we want to have a few from the garden to use in the ceremony for sentimental reasons. The problem is, the callas I have planted already will be long past blooming down here in north central Texas by June 25.
Now for the questions:
Can I just plant some callas later to trick them into blooming at the correct time? Or will it just be too hot for them to come up and bloom?
Would it be better to plant them in the ground or in containers so I can bring them inside if it gets too hot?
When should I plant them to plan on them being in peak bloom around the end of June? Will the time be affected by the warmer temps?
I would soooo appreciate any advice on this!!!