Spring flowers have that feeling of new life and promise about them. They are beautiful and are at their best in large quantities: a drift of daffodils or a sea of bluebells. The flowers, whilst beautifully simple close up, need to be together to give that punch of colour.
Summer flowers are a different thing altogether. As the year progresses the showier blooms start to come through and show what they can do. The flower heads get bigger; you get whole blades of flowers; and the colours get bolder. It doesn’t have to be big and blousy though, there is a lot of subtler colour combinations out there which are just as visually appealing.
During the summer I like to make the most of nature’s abundance and have fresh flowers around me. There’s something glorious about coming into the living room and the kitchen to be greeted by the scent of fresh flowers and then see their beauty before you. I try to grow some of my own cut flowers in one of our garden borders, but we don’t have enough growing space to do that for very long and it’s difficult to beat the range and quality you can get from a professional florist, especially when you have a child on the loose with a football.
There’s nothing like having fresh flowers delivered to your door. Many online florists sell lilies, gerberas, orchids, and other seasonal flowers. Often I’ve discovered new favourites through bouquets put together by florists and I’d sought out those flowers again both when I am buying and sometimes to grow at home too. Often too a florist will do the creative work for you: trimming the flowers, arranging the bouquet, so that everything complements each other. You can choose a mixed bouquet if you want variety or if you want a bold dash of concentrated colour go for a single colour arrangement.