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annuals for cutting in late August

Posted by peggyrural zone 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 15, 14 at 17:59

I live in rural Maryland. I will be growing the flowers for a wedding taking place at the end of August. I will plant zinnias, snapdragons, cosmos, Bells of Ireland and Cleome. Does anyone have a suggestion of any other annuals. I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks

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RE: annuals for cutting in late August

Any particular colors?

Also, are you staggering your plantings according to their bloom time to guarantee harvest of all of them at that time?

Quick recommendations: dahlias, hanging amaranthus - great for adding color and drama, stock - color and scent, calendula, lilies - asiatic, oriental, calla... etc. - for foliage... dusty miller, ferns... pretty much anything that isn't toxic or super water sensitive - tree leaves can be great - considering your getting a lot of leaf action on very little stem, which becomes important on hand-tied bouquets - which leads me to sunflowers - hint hint.

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