Where the magic begins....

Have you ever considered the idea that wedding flowers are a crop? They are grown in huge fields all over the world just for your bouquet. Holland, Ecuador, California, Japan, Alaska, Colombia and Kansas. Even in my backyard! As I have mentioned here before I love the idea of adding something I’ve grown to every bouquet, just a little blessing from me to you for a happy life. 

This year adding my own flowers has become a big challenge. I moved last fall from my house with very established cut flower gardens and a beautiful variety of shrubs for unique greenery. My new house sadly has no flowers! (I know right?) So this spring on days when it was warm enough, I started planting all the things I love and miss. Hopefully at this time next year my yard will be filled with blooms. 

Here are a few of my favorites things and a couple of surprises:

 Eucalyptus- favorite wedding varieties are seeded, silver dollar or Gunni

Eucalyptus- favorite wedding varieties are seeded, silver dollar or Gunni

 Citronella- Not only does it smell like lemons, I love the cut-leaf foliage

Citronella- Not only does it smell like lemons, I love the cut-leaf foliage

 Scabiosa or pincushion flower- it comes in so many great sizes and colors

Scabiosa or pincushion flower- it comes in so many great sizes and colors

 Astilbe- there are two tiny little buds showing. This is a fluffy filler that comes in white, pale pink and red

Astilbe- there are two tiny little buds showing. This is a fluffy filler that comes in white, pale pink and red

 Zebra Mallow- just another sweet little purple flower

Zebra Mallow- just another sweet little purple flower

 Dusty Miller- who doesn't love pale gray fuzzy foliage?

Dusty Miller- who doesn't love pale gray fuzzy foliage?

 Heuchera- a foliage plant in many beautiful colors with dark veins

Heuchera- a foliage plant in many beautiful colors with dark veins

 A skink- not what I wanted to see but I've been told they eat bugs. So I guess we'll be friends.

A skink- not what I wanted to see but I've been told they eat bugs. So I guess we'll be friends.

 Tree Frog- my other friend

Tree Frog- my other friend

 Nora's first day as a freelance gardener/florist. Not a bad start- she only ate one leaf!

Nora's first day as a freelance gardener/florist. Not a bad start- she only ate one leaf!

So wish me luck, sunny skies and weekly rain! I can't wait to have blooming flowers at my fingertips when it's time to work on your beautiful wedding.

Source: www.cloverandhoneyflowers.com