The guys boutonnieres were easy to pick. My love affair with locally grown, seasonal hypericum. Simple, manly. Cheap. Holds up well during raucous dancing.
(Source)Mark's reaction? "Sure, but can mine be fancier?"
Me: "Of COURSE yours can be fancier! What would you like?"
Mark: "Flowers. See, supra, checked out."
The florist I met with yesterday suggested a gerbera daisy. Which I said yes to at the time, and then upon second thought, have decided against. Gerberas are great. But...they can be a little much. I love the look of callas and hypericum, but they can be expensive (although it would be one calla, and maybe a few more for my bouquet) and I don't think they are local.
How about some green button mums?
(source)I also love astrolomeria, which are sadly not local, but they are cheap. And pretty! They also come in a burgundy.
(source)I think probably without the big leaves, and with green berries, this would look good. But they are native to South America and I would love to find a local alternative. Or a fair trade wholesaler/source!
Any suggestions for local flowers that are in season in October that would go well with hypericum berries?