Lily of the Valley Transplant
I just purchased some Lily of the Valley pips and planted them in the ground today. The temp was over 70 here today so it was perfect for digging. I'm getting married at the end of April and asked the florist to add Lily of the Valley as an accent flower to my bridal bouquet. I almost fell off my chair when she told me they would add $150 to the total cost of the bouquet.... for a dozen little stems. She explained they would have to order them from a supplier in CA, blah blah.
I remember Lily of the Valley growing wild on the north side of our garage at my childhood home in Illinois. We used to run it over with the car, pile snow up on it in the winter and every spring it came back as beautiful as ever.
I asked my florist if I bring in my own Lily of the Valley, would they add it to the bouquet and of course they would.
What are the chances that pips I planted today will make flowers for me at the end of April? I am in zone 7 in northern Alabama.