The Best Flowers for Summer Bouquets April 16, 2018 07:45


Los Angeles FloristFlowers are a universal language. You can pretty much say anything you want with them. Whether you're expressing sympathy, offering congratulations, or simply beautifying an area, flowers will get your message out all on their own.

When it comes to flowers, there's really no limit to what you can do. Looking for summer bouquets for a wedding? No problem.

Whatever your needs or desires, there are many flower options to choose from. While convenient and fun, these options may also feel overwhelming.

What flowers would scream "summer" and not "spring" in your bouquet? Which types of flowers can handle being out in the heat for several hours during an outdoor wedding and/or reception?

Feeling overwhelmed?

Well, you're in luck, because we've already done the research for you. Read on for some of our bouquet ideas and favorite summer flowers.

Shop Locally

While most flowers you can buy in the United States are imported, it's a good idea to find out what's in season in your particular area. Local floral shops will be stocked with flowers that can hold up to the area's humidity, heat, and other factors.

Shopping locally is a great way to ensure that the flowers chosen for your summer bouquets will withstand the local weather.

Consider the Climate

As you consider which flowers to use, keep the season in mind. While you can purchase flowers grown indoors in a cooler atmosphere, those that are actually in season during the summer will hold up better.

The last thing you want is to fall in love with a certain type of flower then realize it won't hold up to your local weather.

If your summer bouquets will be used outdoors, this is especially important. This will keep your bouquets looking bright and beautiful instead of drooping and dried out.

If you want to use flowers that aren't as hearty in warm weather, try using table arrangements. This will allow your bouquets to rest in water, thus keeping your flowers fresh and alert.

Go For the Wild Look

To really give a nod to summer, try going for a wild look. Many wildflowers grow throughout the summer, so they're a perfect choice to bring that fun vibe to your summer bouquets.

While tulips and roses are beautiful and recognizable, wildflowers such as lavender or agapanthus will give you that wilder look.

Grasses and other greens found in the wild will perfectly compliment the wildflowers you've chosen.

Summer Greens

As you consider which blossoms to use, also take into consideration the variety of greens available.

The type of filler plant you use can completely change the personality of your bouquet. Eucalyptus and hellebore leaves will add bold, beautiful greens throughout your arrangement.

For something more on the wild side, try adding rosemary or olive branches.

Looking to tone down the green and have more of a frosty color? Try adding dusty miller leaves.

For a far less-common look, try ditching typical blossom colors all together and utilize green flowers with your grasses and leaves. You'll end up with a completely green bouquet that's both beautiful and unique.

Flowers Great for Summer Bouquets

Here are some of our favorite summer flowers you can incorporate into your bouquets. But don't forget to check how they will hold up in your area and for your event!

Peonies

Peonies are common, but beautiful and come in many different colors. Try mixing them with other flower types, or using them all on their own.

Tulips

While tulips are commonly seen in yards and parks, they don't get old. Bold and beautiful, these flowers come in several colors and will add variety to any bouquet.

Roses

Roses are generally easy to find at any florist's shop but don't get stuck behind the "dozen red roses" idea. Roses come in many brighter colors that give a beautiful nod to spring. Consider using white, yellow, or pink roses in your bouquet.

Orchids

Orchids are a great option for bringing a unique beauty to your arrangement. Long and slender, with multiple blossoms, these will add both beauty and dimension to your bouquets.

Sunflowers

An iconic summer flower, sunflowers will add a burst of color wherever they're placed in your bouquet. Mix smaller varieties with other flowers, or use one large sunflower as a bouquet all on its own.

Carnations

These very popular flowers provide beauty, fun, and variety. Choose from a handful of colors to add some fun to your bouquet.

Ranunculus

Maybe one of the lesser-known types of flowers listed here, ranunculuses offer a beautiful option for your bouquet. Looking like a crossover between roses and peonies, ranunculuses provide large blossoms in several different colors.

Freesia

If you're looking for some smaller blossoms to add to your bouquet, you should definitely consider using freesia. Delicate and beautiful, these little flowers will add a sweet and simple look when combined with larger flowers.

Mix Things Up

Summer bouquets can scream color and fun, or have a more subdued look. Do whatever strikes your fancy or matches the occasion you'll be using them for.

Researching which colors complement each other will help bring your bouquet together.

Choose a few flowers that you love. Mix in some greens, and maybe even add some ribbon. Don't be afraid to try a few different combinations.

You could even replace the typical greens with more unique plants, such as wheat.

The possibilities are literally endless.

Do it Your Way

Maybe you like both wildflowers and those that are less wild. If you want to put them together, then do it. The variety will be stunning.

Combining flowers of different shapes, sizes, colors, and lengths will add variety and interest. A bouquet of similar-looking flowers will give a sleeker, more unified feel.

Colors and types of flowers aren't your only way to add some variety and make your bouquet your own. Try using different shaped arrangements to make your bouquet stand out even more.

Whatever you end up choosing for your summer bouquet, make sure it speaks "you." With so many options, you should be able to find the perfect combination.

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