When it comes to choosing the perfect bouquet, or creating your own, freshness matters. You want your blossoms to last. That’s why it’s important to know what’s in season. Whether you’re planning a wedding, attending an event, or simply want a beautiful centerpiece to come home to, this summer pick the perfect flower for any room.
We love sunflowers and their association with the summer season. However, the sunflower’s wide, disk-like shape and sturdy stem make them difficult to pair with other florals, which is why we don’t use them a lot in our arrangements.
Simply put, they’re not as trendy anymore, and have more of a rustic vibe. As wedding season approaches, there’s been a decrease in interest from wedding parties to use the sunflower— which sets the tone for the floral industry. Brides are now leaning into more of a whimsical and romantic floral arrangement, full of pastel and neutral toned colors. That’s where the peony comes in.
When it comes to summer flowers, the peony is picturesque. Not only does everyone love it for its soft, pastel appearance but it looks gorgeous combined in any arrangement. Or it can be created as a bouquet on its own, surrounded by other peony stems that vary in length.
Our collection of peonies come in 7, 10, or 15 stems. As our favorite summer flower, we choose from our collection of Bellini, Coral Charm, Glow, Pinkredible or Resplendent. When it comes to the peony you really can’t go wrong (but we still recommend trusting us to help you).
Peonies, poppies, scabiosas, veronicas, delphiniums, geraniums, dahlias, clematis, black-eyed Susans, salvias, lavender, hydrangeas, zinnias, snapdragons, and cosmos— they’re all used in our arrangements. And it’s okay if you don’t know what all of them are— we are here to guide you.
What’s fun is that some of these summer flowers are easy to spot while walking around the New York/New Jersey area. Two that we mentioned are the hydrangea and cosmos.
Hydrangeas look like clusters of flowers grown together to form a ball shape. It’s often seen blossoming in whites, blues, and shades of pink surrounded by lush green leaves.
Cosmos are a daisy-like summer flower with yellow centers and a bowl-shaped head. It appears in shades of pinks and white.
Beyond the bouquet, we love it when we spot petunias or pansies. These two summer flowers beautify a landscape almost instantly.
Petunias are a trumpet-shaped flora that come in shades of reds, blues, purples, and pinks. Sometimes it grows as a solid color and other times it has an ombre, or dark to light (and vise versa) look.
Pansies are distinguished by their five overlapping petals. Their yellow spot in the center is typically surrounded by a two colored hue that ranges in colors from magentas, yellow, blues, and whites.
Shop our collection of peonies here or call us to learn more about the perfect summer flower arrangement for your next occasion.