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Pat102Pat102 Posts: 3

Friends are getting married next August and want to have a simple, village hall wedding- with home-made bunting etc.

They would like mainly blue flowers in jam jars on the tables- or potted plants.

Any suggestions or ideas would be most welcome. I feel that the potted plant idea may be less stressful - as cut flowers can very quickly drop their petals - especially if they've been transported to the venue by car .

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  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    That might be hard..  You could try little planters of Camanulas they have a nice Blue bell shaped flower, but sometime they do not flower all thru August..  I had two pots and its  plenty of greenery and a few bells but not a lot..  The For Get Ne Nots are seeding now so thats out and the Violas are past their best.... Blue Lobelia in a pot might be nice...

    Well what can I say... Maybe a July wedding would mean there is more in bloom..

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,835

    What about Felicia amelloides?

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  • lilysillylilysilly Posts: 511

    I helped a friend throw a surprise 50th birthday for his sister in August last year. That too was a blue and white theme with a country style. I managed to  buy from charity shops a eclectic mix of blue and white willow pattern cups and saucers. Into these I planted white geraniums that I'd luckily grown from cuttings ( took in early April from overwintered large plant). They were growing in a 9cm pot and l just took some of the compost of the bottom and squished them in the teacups . The flowers really popped in the dimmed lighting. At the end of the evening family members took them home as a memento. I raided my garden for blue flowers for a couple of large displays. One for the hall lobby and one for the birthday girls table. So l had agapanthus northern star and Taw Valley, dark blue, phlox white admiral, tall white daisies  and lots of looted greenery from many friends gardens. These were displayed in borrowed blue and white jugs and looked lovely. Oh my friend did buy some blue larkspar from a florest for the large displays. I can't think of anything blue flowering now that could go into a pot for August display. 

  • Pat102Pat102 Posts: 3

    Lots of great ideas ! Thank you all - and if anyone has any more do keep them coming.

    I really like the idea of  the blue and white teacups with geraniums in them - and  , of course, forget-me nots ! Am  about to google Felicia amelloides!

    Thanks again!!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857

    Forgetme nots flower in May They are all over by mid June.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857

    How about sweet peas in Jam jars. However, be aware that blue sweet peas are really purple.

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  • Pat102Pat102 Posts: 3

    yes - I meant lobelias. Sweet peas are a lovely idea

  • Hi, 

    I am a fairly novice gardener and was even more novice two years ago when I married. However I did manage to grow and obtain by way of robbing relatives gardens enough flowers for the whole wedding. We planted Cyclamen into cups (mixture of colour) for the ladies to take home and small edible chilli plants for the men. These also gave the tables even more decoration. On each table we had an array of flowers but sweet peas were a running theme as they are my favourites and were my main flowers in my bouquet. We also had sunflowers in a cleverly disguised dustbin. Gypsophilia would be good also if you are using white. Here is what mine looked like, not the best picture but might be something of use in there for you. 

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  • Also we used teasels if I remember right they had a bit of blue about them.

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