Thinking about sending some flowers to a friend? Well, buying flowers seasonally makes a lot of sense, while still giving you a wide variety of options to choose from (save for winter).
Way before modern agriculture, there was no other way to gift flowers except by the season. The majority of flowers were not available most of the year. Over time, with the help of technology, things have changed.
Nowadays, giving flowers continues to be a tradition and is one of the most direct ways to send messages to loved ones. By practicing buying seasonal flowers, you can save a lot of money.
For example, tulips are more likely to be affordable in Spring - their main blooming period. Down below we’ve gone into a little bit of detail about seasonal flowers and what types of flowers you can expect to find during this time of the year.
Picking seasonal flowers is a cost-effective and very natural way to create a bouquet. Below are some of our favourites by season.
The peak growth period for most flowers is Spring. No wonder lots of people opt for spring weddings! Aside from the mild weather, more flowers are available thanks to the light showers keeping them fresh. Spring blooms include tulips, daisies, orchids, roses, peonies, iris, poppies, cherries, etc. As you can see, the options during springtime are almost endless.
Summer is another excellent time for blossoming flowers. Some spring flowers, such as irises, overlap, and are considered summer flowers as well. They are in season from late Spring until early summer. Some prominent summer-blooming flowers include cosmo, sunflower, daisies, snapdragon, chrysanthemums, etc.
This is when the bloom cycle of most flowers starts to diminish. Of course, you'll still find some that overlap from late summer, for example; the sunflower. There are some other hardy flowering plants that bloom from summer well into fall. As such, you'll still have quite a few options to pick from such as Queen Anne's lace, cockscombs, goldenrods, carnations, marigolds, etc.
As expected, not many flowers bloom during the frigid climate of winter. Nevertheless, the poinsettia is one flower that defies the harsh weather conditions and blooms regardless. As a result, it sells in the millions toward the end of the year. This is not only because it thrives in the cold of the winter, but because of the beautiful green and red hues - a perfect colour combination for the festive period.
Choosing flowers by the season is quite simple, given that you’ll only have certain options. However, preparing a bouquet for a friend or family is another matter altogether. This is when Direct2Florist comes in.
We can help you send flowers via local florists, who can recommend the best bouquet for the time of year. Still, it helps to remember the tips above about what flowers are in bloom right now - that way you’ll always be ready.
Aside from the season, you should think about picking a blossoming flower that communicates the sentiment you’re looking for.
By Miles Warner 21 September 2020