Sunday, 4 October 2009

Reasons why I love october #1

Ok, I'm not one of those people who has a month they love over any other, I enjoy all seasons in different ways so I never had a set idea of what month I'd like to get married in. We had been thinking about either feb/march, or oct/nov for the wedding as the weather in Cumbria, especially Carlisle is fairly unreliable at most times of the year, so a July wedding was just as likely to be wet as a December one. Then one day we were looking at saturdays in October, and the 16th popped up on a saturday, which was my Grandpas birthday and it just seemed right. (I know sometimes I must sound like I'm steamrolling this wedding but I'm honestly not!)
Anyway, I'm happy with the choice, I just thought I'd do a little post anytime I find something I love about the month. (this series may end at two posts, who knows! I'm so dedicated.)

Reason number one:

ornamental cabbages! I love these flowers, they look so delicate but are really so sturdy, they come in plum or white (perfect!) and they just came into season! I picked this one up at the florists the other week and its sitting next to me in the living room at the moment. I was afraid these wouldn't be available until after the wedding so I was so happy to see these turning up! I saw a bouquet a while ago that was just a bunch of these and it was lovely! I'd like to mix these in with roses, probably wit the white ones in the girls bouquets ( I don't know why I say girls, they're all older than me!), and have some of the plum ones in mine. What do you think? hopefully I'm going to speak to the florist soon, so I'll let you know how we get on.

11 comments:

  1. My friend Anna and I love ornamental cabbages, and always thought we were the only ones! I'm sending her a link to this post immediately!

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  2. I absolutely love them! We were at a french chateau once, one of the ones on the Loire, chenonceau or summat, they had a whole parterre garden set out using them. it was amazing. you're totally not the only one!

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  3. Ooh, they look fab- never seen them before! I'm actually also getting married in October and on my grandfather's birthday - and on the 17th this year, which makes it the same weekend as yours, wierdly, just a year apart. How exciting!

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  4. I love October too for selfish reasons - its my birthday month! The cabbage is beautiful - such great colours.

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  5. Lolz... I must love October too since we're getting married in the same month! Looking forward to further posts on October love. :)

    Those ornamental cabbages are lovely. I've never heard of them before but they look very much like white roses!!

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  6. YES. Yes. Just yes.

    Stunning. And orginal too. I seriously love this idea!

    P.s I know the REAL reason that October is a pretty rad month- its my birthday month! (no?!)

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  7. Ok, all of you, you got me. I'm having my wedding in october cos its all YOUR birthdays. thats it. mmmhmmmm. :)
    p.s. all your nice comments on the cabbage just sold me on having them in the bouquet, I'd been umming and ahhing because I like the idea of drying it and keeping it, but maybe I'll just keep a couple of the roses and dry them.

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  8. I can't believe I've never heard of ornamental cabbages - they look lovely. Now this may be a silly question but do they have anything to do with cabbages?

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  9. yeah, they're the same family as cabbage, broccoli etc, but used ornamentally because they are so pretty, and don't grow so tight a head as cabbahes. But they are edible.

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  10. I'm going to have to check these out. Lovely. Well done for championing them!

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  11. Savoir - if you go to Columbia Road Flower Market just as it's closing (about 3.30/4pm) they sell beautiful ornamental cabbages off at massive discounts... top tip!

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