What's In Season - Spring
March is the first month of Spring with the weather beginning to warm up throughout April & May in the lead up to those long, hopefully hot, summer days! These days flowers can be shipped from all over the world & arrive with your florist in a matter of days. To help keep your costs in line it’s always best to use what there is an abundance of. Your florist should know exactly what is in season at the time of your event & how to make this work for you.
When discussing your arrangements I would always suggest having style & colour palette ideas in the form of lots of pictures, Pinterest boards, magazines etc. Make a note of any flowers that you really must have as well as those you don’t like, then leave the rest up to your florist!
Spring is so refreshing after a long cold winter, the bright & pastel colours of the new blooms really are a breath of fresh air! From March to May there are so many options – bear in mind that some blooms come & go over the season.
Also, florists will probably call flowers by there Latin names, you don’t need to worry about doing the same – just ask if you’re not sure what they’re talking about! I’ve used their common names in this post.
Here are some ideas of what is in season in Spring:
Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily), Anemones, Bluebells, Camellia, Campanula, Carnations, Freesia, Forget me not, Forsythia, Fritillaries, Gerberas, Hebe, Hellebore, Hyacinth, Iris, Lilac, Lily of the valley, Lisianthus, Daffodils, Rhododendrons, Ranunculus, Stocks, Sweet Williams, Tulips, Viburnum, Catkins, Cherry blossom, Heather, Ivy, Myrtle, Pear blossom, Pussy Willow and Twisted Willow.