Have a green thumb? Grow your own bouquet #Favors & Flowers#bouquet#diy bouquet#flowers#garden#steal-this-idea December 21 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Tribesmaid Blossum's home-grown bouquet. Photo by Snickerdoodle We've seen flowers, paper flowers, brooches, buttons, and even rubber chickens in the bouquets of Offbeat Brides. But if you're really into DIY, there's nothing more home-grown than flowers from your own garden. Tribesmaid Cinmngrl and her groom are avid gardeners, so it just made sense to grow their wedding flowers at home. Here's what they decided to grow: Sweet Peas (soaked overnight) Peony Poppies (in well-weeded composted ground) Paper Moon Scabiosa (scattered around) Assorted Tulips (chilled for one month) She is planning for these flowers (and some she already has growing) to make six boutonnieres, two bridesmaid bouquets, and one bridal bouquet. May the good growing weather be ever in your favor, Cinmngrl, and totally update us when they're all on display! For everyone else: if your thumb is greener than mine is, maybe this is your solution to a very personal and meaningful bouquet. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Yellow wedding shoes for all! NEXT Minnesotans: Gianna's Photography is here to capture your wedding, engagement, AND boudoir Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Even if you don't have the green thumb, maybe someone you know/love does! My step-mom grew and dried a shit-ton of hydrangeas for our center pieces. 2 agree Reply My mom and bridesmaids are going to a local farm to pick our flowers for the wedding! I also did a work-trade with the farm, so all our flowers will be free! We are on a small budget, so we are working in things like this. If you have a strong work ethic, talk to your local farmers…they may be willing to provide food for your caterers, or flowers if you pitch in a few weekends worth of work. Plus, it makes the wedding that much more "you"! Cheers! 1 agrees Reply I love this! I really want to either use flowers from my own garden(I'm also an avid gardener) or if for some reason they've all died by our wedding date go to our farmers market because the flowers I relaly want are sunflowers for me and wildflowers for everyone else. It for serious hurts to see the price of wedding bouquets and accessories when I bought seed packets for the exact thing I want for a fraction of the price. Have we heard anything about how her flowers are turning out? 2 agree Reply Hi Dana, 2 weeks until bouquet time! There are some highs and lows in the DIY bouquet. The weather has been pretty unpredictable, so my while i usually have late tulips, they all came early! I added already sprouted poppies and they are doing fantastic. My sweetpeas started producing last week, with some really lovely long stems. I added Love in the Mist, and will take hydrangea from my established plant. Also alot of people in my community garden heard about my project and are offering up blooms for the big day. I'm excited to see how it all comes out. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.