flowers in march???

my mom will be turning 40 this coming march, and some of her friends and i are planning her party.

we're planning to have a casual fondue party... simple enough, right?

the problem is... what flowers will be in season in march?

we live in eastern pa, so not much is going to be growing around here...

but we don't have a huge budget, so i need to know what's going to be cheaper to get and will still be pretty!

thanks in advance...

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I agree that you should be able to find inexpensive bouquets of tulips and daffodills in March. The price of most flowers isn't really dictated by season, though. Almost all flowers are imported and season doesn't play a big role in availability and price.

    The best thing would be to identify stores that do carry inexpensive, discount flowers, then just see what they have when the time comes. Being flexible will save you a lot of money. Don't forget to consider discount markets like Costco, Sam's, etc.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Forcing blooms is a great idea. Scout out some flowering trees/shrubs now to cut this next winter. Cut branches about 1-2 feet in length. Try forcing a few in January as an experiment to see how many weeks it takes for them to bloom. Then cut again to plan for the birthday. Your flowers will be on the branches-a modernistic or Japanese type display-looks good in a tall glass container. The link I've listed gives specific instructions for forcing. The extra effort you invest in this project is a thoughtful gift in itself.

  • 1 decade ago

    Why not get some of her friends to pot up hyacinths in small pots some time in January. These come in pinks, mauves and whites. You can then cover the pots with foil in the same colours and place them on the tables. They also smell really pretty. The bulbs should be available now in the garden centers and are relatively inexpensive. You could do the same with tulips or daffodils, I would suggest the smaller varieties as these look better in small pots.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there will be lots of forced things... forsythia, tulips, daffodils, cherry blossoms, pussy willow. You could also do something interesting with red dogwood stems, or black plumb stems, and baby's breath, (even artificial).

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