Thursday, January 3, 2008

Your Spring Wedding - Flowers

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I know sometimes brides struggle over which flowers to choose for their bouquets and centerpieces. If you don't have a favorite flower, your best bet is use the flowers that are growing in that particular season. Two reasons why: They are plentiful and they may be less costly than a flower that is not normally grown during the Spring. Lucky for you, Spring has some of the most gorgeous flowers of the year. Here is a list of spring flowers and when they are available. For the complete list, click here.

Anemone (Blue, red, pink, white)- Jan-May and Aug-Dec (pictured above from Martha Stewart Weddings)
Bells of Ireland ( Green ) January-October
Boronia ( Pink ) April-May
Casa Blanca Lily (White ) January-October
Daffodil ( Yellow ) January-Early May
Delphinium ( White, Blue ) April- October
Hyacinth ( Purple, Pink or White)

Lilacs (Violet or White)
Narcissus ( White)
Peony (Pink or White) Late Spring – Early Summer
Ranunculus ( white, pink, red, orange and yellow ) February-May
Star Gazer Lily ( Pink and White ) January-October
Sweetpea ( white, pink, red/coral, and lavender/purple ) December-May
Tulip ( Many colors, including white, pink, yellow, red, and purple ) December-April
Waxflower ( pinky purple and white)

Just in case you're scratching your head and saying what is a Peony? I have some pics below for your viewing pleasure.

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(From L to R: Peonies, Delphinium (Top Right and Bottom Left), Lilacs)

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(From L to R: Stargazer Lily, Daffodils, Sweetpea, Hyacinth, Ranunculus, Narcissus, Bells of Ireland)

There are also some beautiful flowers that are grown year round that will be beautiful for your wedding.

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(From L to R: Lily of the Valley, Calla Lily, Carnations, Baby's Breath, center: Orchids)

3 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

those are gorgeous selections of wedding flowers

Apryl said...

Great blog!! I enjoyed reading it!!

Karen Dowell said...

What absolutely stunning flowers and nice to see some natural blooms. For anyone planning a natural wedding in the UK have a look at Wiggly Wigglers who do a range of seasonal flowers grown in the UK.