Seasonal Flowers: September

Well, just in the nick of time, I’m getting in a September flower availability post!  I love fall, and I especially love the berries that become available in fall.  Here are some of the locally grown flowers that I’ve been seeing and using this September:

  • Zinnias
  • Tuberose
  • Eucalyptus
  • Asters
  • Snapdragons
  • Gomphrena
  • Asclepias
  • Celosia
  • Gladiolus
  • Dahlias
  • Dianthus
  • Hydrangeas
  • Amaranth
  • Aronia

Some specifics about a few favorites:

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

Bright zinniaand fun, zinnias come in an array of colors, including red, pink, orange, yellow, and green.  Their brightly colored petals surround a center disc.  Zinnias are a bit casual and gardeny.  Zinnias are fantastic in casual centerpieces.  They can easily be grown in the yard, as well.  So if you’re really a DIY type, you could grow your own for your wedding!  They are a long-blooming annual and will stick around until frost.  The butterflies will thank you!

PeeGee Hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata)

PeeGees

PeeGee hydrangeas are large tufts of blooms that emerge white (or sometimes green) and turn a rosey color as the blooms age.  They hold up well in bouquets and centerpieces.  Lovely, lovely.  PeeGees can be either casual or elegant, depending on how they are presented.

Pumpkin Vine, or Pumpkin-on-a-Stick (Solanum integrifolium)

Pumpkin-on-a-StickThese cute fall favorites are not actually pumpkins, but they sure look like them!  The mini pumpkin imposter is a type of eggplant.  They make an interesting addition to centerpieces and vased arrangements.  Very, very halloween-y!

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