Florence’s Florals: The Seasonal Series [Summer]

It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time to welcome Becky Hay from Blossom, with her visual feast of flowers. She’s continuing her series on the best seasonal flowers, for a wedding, or just your dining table. Becky is the perfect person for the job and I hope you next visit your florist armed with new knowledge and inspiration….

Hi everyone and welcome to Part 2 of my ‘Seasonal Series’. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here.

At last, the shop has suddenly burst full of beautiful summer flowers thanks to the recent warm spell. As I write this, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a warm Summer full of garden parties and weddings. Hopefully this post will inspire you to adorn your garden tables with jugs and jars of truly seasonal and hopefully often British grown flowers.

I’ve split the list into mid and late Summer flowers as well as including early Autumn for those of you who might be planning ahead for a special event. With these months, there is a huge overlap so many of the flowers I’ve listed in the late summer section are also available in late July and August and vice versa. Just like before, the flowers marked with an * are the ones that you should find readily available from your local florist. The others are certainly available but you’re likely to have to order them a week or so in advance.

Mid Summer (July & August)
Aconitum* // Agapanthus* // Amaranthus // Arum lily // Aster // Astilbe* // Astrantia // Allium* // Alchemilla mollis* // Alstromeria* // Aquilegia // Achillea // Brodea // Campanula // Celosia // Cornflowers* // Delphinium* // Dianthus* // Dill – yellow & white* // Echinacea // Echinops // Garden roses // Gladioli* // Helenium // Hydrangea* // Larkspur* // Lilies* // Lisianthus* // Lupin // Mint // Nerine // Nigella // Phlox // Poppy // Saponaria // Scabious // Snapdragon* // Solidago // Stock* // Sunflowers* // Sweet peas // Zinnia>

Late Summer/ Early Autumn (September & October)
Alstromeria // Assorted Grasses // Aster* // Chrysanthemum* // Crab Apple // Crocosmia // Cosmos // Cotinus* // Dahlia* // Echinacea // Garden Roses // Gladioli* // Hydrangea* // Hypericum*
 // Lilies* // Oak leaves // Physalis // Rosehips // Rubus (ornamental blackberry)
Sedum // Snowberry
Sunflowers* // Viburnum Berry * // Weigela foliage

Once again, please do leave a comment to let me know your favourites, tell me I’ve missed something, or ask a question about a party or event you’re planning flowers for.


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