A Buttonhole of dried flowers ready to a pin on the Groom's jacket at a recent wedding.
All Scottish-grown & dried by myself.
Just natural colours, no bleach or dyes.
Dried flowers are so popular for weddings this year & it's no wonder - interesting details, full of colour & a lasting keepsake of a special day.
Autumn flowers decorated the table at Craigadam Country House Hotel, Crocketford in late October for a special wedding celebration.
Sweet little bud vases placed all the way down the enormous dining table, every one filled with a different combination of seasonal flowers, grasses & foliage. All grown here at the flower farm just a few miles away except for the Eucalyptus from a Cornish grower.
The vases sparkled in the afternoon sunshine - imagine how beautiful the table would have looked when all the candles were lit that evening in those candelabra!
Hiding away from the blustery wind of Storm Babet was a perfect opportunity to use some of the dried 'Stuff' I've stashed away over Summer.
All British grown (most here) & dried naturally by myself over recent months. No dyes, no bleaches, just Mother Nature's own colours!
To commission a wreath for your own home or as a gift, contact me Various colours available
For a Flower Farmer in Scotland, change can be dramatic & rapid at this time of year...
On a Thursday, mid-month, I was cutting Dahlias by the Bucketful for 2 weddings.
Then Wham! 3 nights of frost finished the outside crop for this year.
And a week later, the plants in these beds have been cut down, covered in readiness for lifting & storing over winter.
Some growers prefer to leave their plants in the ground or dig them up in December. I think it depends on where you live & the specific climate/soil you're working with.
November & December is incredibly busy here as we prepare for next seasons planting & of course Christmas wreathmaking too. If the Dahlias aren't dug up by early November, it becomes increasingly difficult to find time, especially if the weather turns wet or unexpectedly cold.
And this increases the risk the plants will die & they're expensive to replace in the quantities I grow. So I cover the beds with plastic sheeting to keep soil dry until I get a chance to lift the tubers - much easier if soil is dry.
This method suits us - as with so many gardening tasks, the best time is when you get time...
Fingers crossed, the tubers will get through the Winter safely & be ready to do it all over again next year.
Thank you so much - I'm so thrilled to be nominated as a Finalist in the Scottish Wedding Awards 2024!
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Cut Flower Grower & Florist near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.