Summer is nearly here, which means that the gorgeous summer blooms that are so popular throughout the season have begun to appear in vases across the country. For those who enjoy bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside through flower arrangements, knowing how to care for these flowers can be very valuable. At Julia’s Florist, we regularly help our customers master the art of caring for their gorgeous blooms. Here are some of the post popular flowers we encounter this time of year.
The stunning sunflower is always a favorite with its bold, bright colors. When the flowers are growing, often of the biggest challenges for owners is the height. Some types of sunflowers can grow as high as 15 feet tall. It may be a good idea to use stakes to support the flowers if they grow more than three feet tall. Sunflowers, true to their name, like the sun and should be exposed to at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
If you want to bring these flowers inside, we recommend arrangements such as our Summer Breeze. This combines gorgeous sunflowers with hydrangea, roses, and other summer favorites.
The Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera daisies have a playfulness about them that people love. They offer brilliant colors, generally in yellow, orange, and red. These plants do best in all-day sunlight, with at least three to five hours of direct sunlight. They will need to be watered about two times per week.
These flowers make for wonderful additions to arrangements as well. In particular, we love them in our Summer Delight bouquet, when they are combined with brilliant lilies and roses. The colors produced by these daisies are like nothing else.
Chrysanthemums are generally easy to care for so long as they have access to plenty of food, water, and sunshine. There are so many different kinds of chrysanthemums that they can come in a variety of different colors and sizes. Outdoors, they should not be planted until the danger for frost has passed.
When these flowers are cut for some stunning arrangements, we love pairing them with roses, snapdragons, and gerberas, the way we did in our Summer Dazzler arrangement.
Summer time will be here soon, which means now is the time for people everywhere to appreciate the beauty of summer with some gorgeous flowers. Caring properly for these flowers will help ensure that they continue to look fantastic and bring light throughout the home.