This summer, make sure your flowers capture the essence of summer by picking floral arrangements that feature in-season flowers. Bonus: you’ll save some money by picking these blooms over others that might be harder to find this time of year.
What's more summery than a sunflower? The bright yellow petals and slightly oversized blooms capture the larger-than-life joy of a sunny summer day. Make your day as happy as a field full of sunflowers when you use these for your celebration. Sunflowers should be readily available from May to November.
Use zinnias in your outdoor wedding and you may attract hummingbirds and butterflies, both of which are drawn to the colorful blooms. Available in yellow, orange, pink, red and even green, this common garden plant can be elevated when included in a bouquet. Zinnias are in season from June to September.
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do. You already gave your answer to your soon-to-be husband, now say yes to daisies in your wedding! For a cheery spring and summertime vibe, go with the classic white daisy. Daisies are in season during summer and early fall. Need a little more variety? Try a gerbera daisy instead. With almost 350 shades (including yellow, orange, pink and red) to choose from, you’ll find one to fit your wedding colors. You can get gerbera daisies year-round.
if you want color and impact, try using dahlias in your arrangements. These bodacious flowers come in white, yellow, orange, pink, and purple (really, in nearly every color except for blue). Dahilias in darker hues make a statement, while the same flowers in paler hues exude lightness and grace. Dahlias range in size from as small as 2 inches up to nearly a foot long. They should be readily available in summer and early fall.
Make a flower your “something blue” by incorporating cornflowers into your bouquet. Cornflowers are famous for their vivid violet-blue hue. They symbolize young men in love, which makes them a good choice for boutonnieres for the men in your wedding. They also come in white and pink, which are less common color choices. Cornflowers are in season during summer and early fall.
Once you've picked your favorite summer flower, talk to a florist about the best way to include it in your arrangements and bouquets!