Growing Cut Flowers for a Wedding in October -- in Vermont!

pattiplewApril 7, 2011

I live in Vermont and will be growing cut flowers from seed for our son's wedding. The wedding is October 1st, and most flowers are done by then .. so I am faced with a challenge I believe.

They want dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers as the main flower and I"ll be doing some fillers such as celosia, amaranth, bupleurum ..

We plan to use hoop houses to prolong the life of the flowers and to keep them safe from early fall frost. When exactly should I plant and/or start seeds? Do I start them a few weeks later than normal? Same time? ANY and ALL advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grannymarsh(z4-5 U.P. MICH)

Start the dahlias from tubers, for best results, please buy them from a reputable source. Plant them when the soil has reached 60 degrees. (yah, I actually take the soil temp, otherwise there is too much chance of rotting). Choose a cultivar that is notated for cutting.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Big List

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:33AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Zinnias - wrong colors and curled petals
I planted a variety of zinnias this year, in raised...
White flowers for dappled shade
Looking for white annuals or perennials for under the...
Growing zinnias and ranunculus for wedding
Hello, I am planning on growing the necessary flowers...
Longest-Lasting Flowers for Arrangements?
Any suggestions for long-lasting cut flowers would...
planting out hardy annuals
Hey all, was reading recently that it should be safe...
Sponsored Products
Poppies Welcome Hand Woven Coir Doormat - 1034S
$34.45 | Hayneedle
Original Painted Hyacinth Study - WHITE
$895.00 | Horchow
Nourison Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Nourison Rugs Persian Crown Suret Blue 9 ft.
Home Depot
Blue Flowers Throw Pillow
$24.99 | zulily
Red Flower Pattern 22 x 22 Pillow
$33.60 | Bellacor
Trendscape Path & Landscape Lights Hibiscus 3 Head Bronze Solar LED Path Light
$39.97 | Home Depot
Portfolio Madigan Blue Flower Armless Settee
30 inch high Vintage Rose Mirror
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™