Hi all! I'm new here, but I've been gardening for a couple of years here in Los Angeles. I just got engaged last week, and the wedding's going to be November 2 this year. We're trying to put as many personal touches and home-made kinda things as we can in the wedding. I love gardening so I thought I could contribute the flowers
We love chrysanthemums, and November 2 is also the date of the local Descanso Gardens Chrysanthemum Show, which makes them seem like the perfect flower
to grow for the wedding. We'd need 100 or 300 flowers
, I'm guessing, in a variety of colors and shapes. We'd also plant other flowers
to go with them, but haven't figured out which yet. So it'd be a pretty big area of the backyard lawn to dig up, but I hate lawns and it'd be fun.
Anyway, before I figure out all the details and order a bunch of seeds
, I want to make sure that this is a reasonable idea. Is it possible to be pretty sure that my plants will be blooming on or soon before November 2? What are the chances they start blooming late, or die early?
(And do any SoCalifornians have any recommendations for strains for our climate?)
Thanks for any help!