At Anchored Roots Farm, we strive to grow as many flowers as we can from our farm, which currently includes over 60 varieties throughout the season. Our growing season generally starts April 1st and ends October 31st. There's truly something special about using flowers that bloom in season for your wedding. And there is something beautiful in bloom each month in Southern Maryland that makes for the perfect wedding flowers.
To start the season, we have beautiful, long stemmed, pastel colored flowers brimming from our high tunnels (an enclosed grow space similar to a greenhouse), in April. Occasionally we have flowers at the end of March, weather depending. These include, tulips, heirloom daffodils, ranunculus, anemones, delphinium, blooming branches, and more!
As we move into May, the field beds start to wake up and show off their Spring colors, expanding the flowers we offer to even more variety. Somewhere between May and June, our 500 peony plants start to bloom, leaving us guessing which week it will be each year! June and July are the months for the beautiful lisianthus, a wonderful wedding flower. If you love sunflowers, not just in yellows but all kinds of shapes and colors, we have them from July through October.
Cosmos are another wonderful wedding flower blooming during this time. In August we have all kinds of fun flowers, in bold and muted shades, blooming in the summer heat. If you would like the beloved dahlia flower in your bouquet, aim for a September or October wedding. The first three weeks of October book fast every year, as you have the collide of both summer and fall flowers, including dahlias, along with the perfect Southern Maryland temperatures.
(Pictured right are white cosmos in bloom August-October). It's always good to check and see if we will have flowers for November or December weddings, but in general we will not, or will just have one or two varieties (lilies, stock, mums, eucalyptus, greenery, etc.). January and February are busy months of planting on the farm, but no flowers are blooming. This is due to the shorter day lengths, which we, nor the flowers enjoy! One thing to remember, though we mentioned above what is typically blooming during a particular month, we never promise that a particular flower will be in bloom on your date, but these are generally the flowers we will available.
(Pictured left are dahlia bouquets for a mid-October wedding at Woodlawn in Ridge, MD.) Here is a link to some of the flowers that we grow and the ones mentioned above.
The more open you are to using color in your flower designs, the better. Many brides choose to do whites and greens which limits us on using some really beautiful flowers that may be in season that week. If you choose to do mostly whites, please still consider adding an accent color such as blue, pale yellow, pale pink, burgundy, coral, or purple. We have all kinds of shades in these colors that often go over looked.
Even consider doing lighter shades for your bouquet but mixing it up with some color on the tables! If you are interested in many colors, we can talk through that, and how to make the flowers shine, using ivory tablecloths to make the flowers pop, for example.
Lastly, we offer full service weddings, DIY buckets for those who want to design their own flowers, and partial service/bucket orders. We also offer pickup at our farm up to 24hours before the wedding, or delivery and set up. If choosing an arch or other installation piece, delivery will be required.
There are countless options to choose from. We create each wedding design unique to your specific wants and needs!
Spring (April through early June): Ranunculus, Anemones, Tulips, Delphinium, Orlaya and more!
Summer (Mid June through September): Lisianthus, Cosmos, Lilies, Zinnias, Celosia, and more!
Fall (September through October): Dahlias, Cosmos, Zinnias, Celosia, Sunflowers, Marigolds, Mums, and more!
To inquire about your wedding date, please fill out our wedding form found at the bottom of our wedding tab.