TRENDY SUMMER FLOWERS FOR BOUQUETS
The rainy Autumn, long cold Winter, awakening Spring and now we have finally reached Summer! What is a better way to celebrate it than with enchanting Summer Flowers? Presenting – Phlox, Helianthus, Astilbe!
A WARM SUMMER FEELING
Summer has come – here comes the long-awaited sun tan, slightly burnt cheeks, barbeques with family and friends, late-night campfires by the lake and the flawless night sky full of bright stars. This is the time every soul strives for endless freedom, the creativity is bursting, life is at its fullest. This is also the time that is perfect for bright flowers – they match the mood!
1# FIREY PHLOX
Phlox is literally translated from Greek as a ‘flame’. It’s Ranging from pure white to endless shades of red, pink and purple – that’s where the ‘flame’ name originates! In fact, they also come bi-coloured. Apart from that, the blossom also conquers the consumers with its delightful and sweet fragrance, which makes it a perfect summer flower. After staying in the background for a while, Phlox is back into the game, so make sure to include it into your Summer Flowers assortment!
Photo credits: 365 Flowers
2# SUNNY HELIANTHUS
Seriously, which flower represents the Summer better than the Sunflower (Helianthus)?? Colourful flower, as bright as the sun. It is everything – the shape, the feeling it radiates, even the size! Just one look at the flower already boosts the mood into the direction of Summer. But did you know that, despite its sunny name, the Sunflower also comes in orange, brown/bronze, cream and dark red? The flower can also be shaped big or small, with single row of petals and multiple. That can make for a very fascinating fusion in a bouquet!
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3# TENDER ASTILBE
Slightly contrasting the previous two flowers, Astilbe is incredibly gentle. This can be already noted simply from the texture of the blossom. It is also very frequently used in wedding bouquets. It is obvious why – it looks very soft and volumous, while its shades are extraordinarily soft, yet, elegant. This flower looks very fresh if placed into any flower arrangement. Not only that — Astible looks perfectly gorgeous on its own or mixed together with greenery. This flower gives a feeling on innocence, warm and bright spring, nature.
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IDEAS FOR CREATIVE BOUQUETS & ARRANGEMENTS
A SUNNY AND COLOURFUL COMBINATION
Mix Helianthus and Astilbe with a hanging variety of Amaranthus, Grasses, Limonium, Snapdragon and Solidago in a studding combination!
- Take a chicken wire, or any wire that’s long enough.
- Distribute flower foam over the length of your Summer garland.
- Pull the wire together with a string in between the pieces of floral foam. Fix the ends of the garland to that you will be able to hang it up.
- Place the flowers into the floral foam, starting with the flowers with thicker stems and ending with small flowers to cover the wire and fill the empty spots.
- Enjoy your captivating garland!
Photo credits: 365 Flowers
BRING THE SUMMER TO YOUR SHOP