En Español

Q. Who is Mr. Smarty Plants?

A: There are those who suspect Wildflower Center volunteers are the culpable and capable culprits. Yet, others think staff members play some, albeit small, role. You can torture us with your plant questions, but we will never reveal the Green Guru's secret identity.

Help us grow by giving to the Plant Database Fund or by becoming a member

Did you know you can access the Native Plant Information Network with your web-enabled smartphone?

Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions

Please forgive us, but Mr. Smarty Plants has been overwhelmed by a flood of mail and must take a break for awhile to catch up. We hope to be accepting new questions again soon. Thank you!

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.

 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Monday - August 25, 2008

From: Marietta, GA
Region: Southeast
Topic: Wildflowers
Title: October wildflower bouquets for South Carolina wedding
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I live in Marietta, Georgia and my daughter is getting married in Pendleton, South Carolina (near Clemson,SC) October 11th. I am in charge of getting 10 wildflower bouquets for the bridesmaids !!! Can you tell me how and where I can get them the day of the wedding? Desperate for some help! Thank you!

ANSWER:

First, you can do a Combination Search in our Native Plant Database to see what wildflowers will be in bloom in October by choosing 'South Carolina' from the "Select State or Province" option, 'Herb' from the "Habit (general appearance)" category, and 'October' from "Bloom Characteristics". This will give you a list of more than 240 species. Of course, not all of them are appropriate for a bridesmaid's bouquet, but you can see what the possibilities are. I have no way of knowing where you might go to "pick your own". I think your best bet is to search in our National Suppliers Directory for a nursery in the area that specializes in native plants to see what they might have available. For example, when I searched I found Carolina Wild in Anderson, SC that deals only in native plants. Additionally, Carolina Wild is a Wildflower Center Associate that offers a 10% discount to Wildflower Center members. You can find more possibilites for native plant nurseries and seed companies in the area. A native plant nursery might also have information about florists in the area who could supply cut native wildflowers. The South Carolina Native Plant Society also has a list (with some overlap with our list) of Native Plant Nurseries.

Best of luck and I hope you have a lovely wedding!

 

More Wildflowers Questions

Identification of seedlings
December 20, 2014 - So..last spring I spread out a bag of random Texas wildflower seed I bought at Home Depot. Bautiful things happened. Since that time I've collected seeds while out camping etc and just been chunking ...
view the full question and answer

Is it illegal in Texas to pick bluebonnets? No.
December 01, 2008 - Is it illegal in Texas to pick a bluebonnet?
view the full question and answer

Blooms as far as the eye can see
March 06, 2008 - Why are some wildflowers capable of putting on spectacular sweeps of blooms "for as far as the eye can see" such as Indian paintbrush at Vail Pass in Colorado, or bluebonnets in the Texas hill count...
view the full question and answer

Wildflower seeds to plant in summer in Austin
July 01, 2010 - Are there any wildflower seeds that can be planted during the summer months in Austin, TX?
view the full question and answer

Growing bluebonnets in pot in Flower Mound TX
November 01, 2011 - We received a package of bluebonnet seeds along with the DVD Wildflowers: Seeds of History as a gift. In the film, Andrea DeLong mentions that bluebonnets did not grow well in a rich organic soil. W...
view the full question and answer

Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP | STAFF
© 2016 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center