Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Flower Delivery Tips

Looking for inexpensive, easy-to-get flowers for the summer? Check out our list of summer's best blooms for bouquets, centerpieces, and decorations..

Summer's best bets in the flower market are colorful, hearty blooms from the lily, orchid, daisy, and dahlia families that burst onto the scene with warmth and grace. No matter which you choose, each of these summer flowers is bursting with decorating potential and a delivery of fresh summer flowers is sure to make someones day.

Calla Lilies
These funnel-shaped, elegant flowers aren't really a flower at all, but a large horn-shaped extension of the stem, called a spathe, which ranges from 6" to 9" in length. Most available from March through June, they come in a small variety of colors that range from pure white to orange to dark magenta. Currently very popular flowers for wedding bouquets, also use this dramatic flower as the focal point of centerpieces, or singly for bridesmaids to carry..

Dendrobium Orchids
Send These delicate, six-petaled beauties dendrobiums are tropical flowers of summer that are least expensive during the months from April to August. Available in a variety of colors from simple to truly exotic, dendrobiums are also a long lasting flower. Send a flower delivery of Dendrobium Orchids and your recipient will be raving for days.

Available in a variety of rich colors and easiest to get in the summer and early fall, these full-bodied blooms laden with petals are great stock flowers for centerpieces, vased arrangements or simply float one in a clear bowl for a stylish decor to your home. Dalias are available from most florist in the summer months and you can order dahlias online too.

Blooming from May to July, these classic flowers represent hope, purity, and innocence. Whether mixed with greens in a bridal bouquet, placed in vases for airy centerpieces, or hand-tied in colorful bouquets for delivery, add the joy of daisies to your summer or for that special someone.

Daisy's spiny-bloomed cousin is also most readily available during the long, hot months of summer. This airy flower with narrow petals comes in a much wider range of color than the classic daisy, and looks beautiful in bouquets, centerpieces, and decorations..

Baby's Breath
Each stem is bursting with tiny white blossoms on this summertime flower used as a filler for bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, and boutonierres. Although most florists carry it the whole year through, if you're thinking of doing your own flowers or want to choose from a local garden, baby's breath is in full bloom in the garden from May - August..

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