Summer is right around the corner, which means there are beautiful flowers coming into bloom.
There are SO many benefits of choosing wedding or event florals based on what’s in season. Of course, you can get flowers that aren’t in season, but they have to be imported, which does raise the cost overall. Not only do you save money when you shop in season, but you also have the advantage of getting the best version of the flower!
So what flowers ARE in season this time of year? Let’s jump right in and talk about it.
Coming in a variety of colors like orange, red, maroon, yellow, or even a mixture, Marigolds stand out from almost any other flower. Marigolds symbolize beauty, warmth, creativity, and success! These flowers stay in season from early summer to late fall and last a long time. They’re perfect for decoration (especially in fall)!
I must admit, Dahlias are my absolute FAVORITE flower (today anyways, it changes). The Dahlia is named after botanist Andres Dahl, who originally declared the flower a vegetable (the tubers are actually edible)! These flowers can be found in just about every color except blue. You can get dahlias in their most thriving state from mid-Summer to just before fall kicks in.
Fun fact: Roses are one of the oldest flowers! Archaeologists have even discovered that remnants of some roses date back as old as 35 million years! Not only are Roses great for their beauty, but they are actually classified as herbs as well. Be careful though, Roses are only good to consume if they are 100% chemical free!
Celosia’s have such a unique shape, so they’re easy to spot! Coming from the Greek word pronounced “kelos”, Celosia means “burned” referring to their flame-like shape. Celosias are native to South America, tropical Africa, and the South and East parts of Asia. Despite where they originated, you can grow these almost anywhere!
I like to say Cosmos are a mix between a sunflower and a daisy. There’s a good chance if you see a Cosmo, you’ll also see a butterfly or a bee nearby. These light and dainty flowers are perfect to cut and decorate your home with. Plus, needing only decent soil and little water, Cosmos are very easy to grow.
Do I even need to describe what a sunflower looks like? I think we’ve allll seen these beautiful golden flowers. But what you may not know is that all Sunflowers can also be purple or red! Sunflowers are named appropriately for a couple of reasons, one being that the flower itself keeps in position with the sun from sunrise to sunset until maturity.
Zinnias are bright-colored flowers in the same family as daisies and sunflowers. They are popular fresh-cut flowers largely due to their long stems and bright blooms. They’re also great to put on your kitchen table because they can last up to an entire week without any signs of wilting!
The list goes on and on for flowers in full bloom this time of year. The sky is literally the limit if you’re planning a summer wedding or event, but hopefully, this helped you get an idea of what your options are.
Speaking of summer, I still have some availability, and I’d LOVE to chat with you about how we can make your floral dreams come true. Just click below to inquire!