What's in Season?...Summer
Updated: Dec 31, 2021
This time of year hails warm sunshine, summer flowers are plentiful and for florists, we have a very busy few months with summer being one of the favourite seasons for Weddings in the UK. Summer wedding flowers are just divine. Lush green grass, slightly scorched from the sunshine (if we're lucky), the bees and butterflies are back, the rolling countryside is looking fine and the beaches and countryside are buzzing! I've listed some of my favourite flowers below.
Allium - The flowers of an Allium grow on the end of (often) leafless stalks. The flowers are clustered together to form a pom-pom arrangement at the top of the stem.
Astilbe - Come in shades of white, pink or red. They are plume-like, sometimes dense and sometimes airy.
Astrantia - Each flower is actually a small umbel composed of numerous tiny flowers, surrounded by petal-like bracts. They bloom in spring and summer in shades of white, pink, purple and red.
Campanula - Campanula is Latin for "little bell".
Cornflower - 'Batchelors Button' in the past, it often grew as a weed in cornfields, hence its name.
Delphinium - The name ‘delphinium’ is from the word meaning ‘dolphin’ in Latin.
Foxglove - It produces a spike of purple-pink flowers between June and September. It can grow up to 2m tall and is found in heathland, woodland edges and gardens. This pretty flower is also a valuable source of nectar for bees.
Gladioli - The British and Mediterranean gladiolus plants were often used for medicinal purposes.
Gypsophilia - "Baby's Breath" is available in either pink or white varieties. One of the most popular varieties is called Million Star.
Lavender - The colour lavender actually originates from Lavandula angustifolia (or more commonly known as English lavender).
Lily - Lilies are social plants, growing best in groups of three to five.
Lupin - Symbolises happiness and imagination.
Nigella - The plant has beautiful, showy flowers surrounded by unusual, thread-like leaves. These attractive, charming and old-fashioned annuals are enchanting.
Peony - A peony represents wealth and honor. It also embody romance and love, and are regarded as the omen of good fortune and happy marriage. They are the 12th wedding anniversary flower.
Poppy - Often found growing wild in fields, their bright petals brightening up the landscape and fields with brilliant bursts of red, orange, yellow and other colors.
Rose - You know the saying: Stop and smell the roses. Well, roses weren't chosen for this phrase by chance; their lovely aroma is a popular floral scent.
Scabious - Scabiosa is a genus in the honeysuckle family of flowering plants. A beautiful choice for a cottage style bouquet or arrangement.
Sunflower - Late summer flowers for many they symbolise optimism, long life and happiness. They also symbolise, loyalty, faith and luck.
Statice - The name of the genus, Limonium is an ancient Greek name, derived from the word meadow.
Stocks - The flowers are white, yellow, pinks, lilac, and magenta and are highly scented.
Sweet Pea - This flower is one of April’s birth flowers.
Snapdragons - Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers' fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed.
Veronica - With tall spikes covered with showy, tubular or saucer-shaped flowers which bloom from spring to autumn.
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