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Seasonal Favourites for Wedding Flowers, Month by Month

So many of the flowers we use today are available year round as a result of growing them in controlled environments (like glass houses) or via importation.

Nevertheless, there is something special about choosing a bloom that is ‘in season’ at the time of your wedding. Why? Fragrances have the ability to transport us through time, to a special time and place. Memories like the smell of freshly cut grass, or sandalwood, may take you back to your childhood. A whiff of someone’s deodorant could remind you of a high school boyfriend, and similarly, walking past a garden with freesias growing wildly can transport back to your special day. Similarly, it is nice to be able to buy a bunch of something special for your loved one that is available around the time of your special day, perhaps for an anniversary.

Some especially seasonal favourites include:

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January

Hydrangea

Garden Roses

Stephanotis

Blackberries

David Austin Roses

Tuberose

Curcumers

Globbers (Hanging Gingers)

Hybrid Delphinium

Water Lily

Bouvardia

Frangipani

Jasmine

Calla Lily

Lisianthus

Love in the Mist

Pineapple Lilies

Clethra

Queen Anne’s Lace

Copper Beech

Flowering Eucalyptus

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February

Hydrangea

Calla lily

Curcumers

Globbers

Zinnias

Nerines

Water lily

Frangipani

Jasmine

Lisianthus

Love in the Mist

Pineapple Lilies

Sedum

Clethra

Queen Anne’s Lace

Flowering Eucalyptus

Snowberry

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March

Hydrangea

Garden Roses

Gardenias

Dahlias

Bouvardia,

David Austin roses

Cyclamen

Zinnias

Bruneii (flowering)

Lisianthus

Waterlily,

Spinning Gum

Red Myrtle

Snowberry

Tetragona

April

Lisianthus

Freesias

Garden Roses

David Austin Roses

Waterlily

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Bud Wax

Tea Tree

Spinning Gum

Nandina

Red Myrtle

Tetragona

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May

Chyssanthemum

Cymbidium Orchids

Tulips

Freesias

Green Goddess lilies

Bud Wax

Thryptomene

Tea Tree

Spinning Gum

Nandina

Red Myrtle

Tetragona

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June

Sweet Pea

Tulips

Cymbidium Orchids

Poppies

Forget me nots

Hyacinth

Camellia

Kale

Corokia

Thryptomene

Tea Tree

Spinning Gum

Nandina

Red Myrtle

Tetragona

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July:

Tulips

Violets

Cymbidium Orchids

Oncidium Orchids

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Flowering Magnolia branches

Bruneii

Sweet Pea

Hyacinth

Kale

Blossom

Poppies

Thryptomene

Tea Tree

Spinning Gum

Red Myrtle

Tetragona

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August;

Anenome

Sweet William

Flowering Magnolia branches

Bruneii

Sweet Pea

Daffodils

Johnquills

Snowdrops

Blossom

Poppies

Daphne

Godetia

Thryptomene

Spinning Gum

Tetragona

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September:

Ranunculas

Anenome

Sweet William

Berzillea

Hellebores

Geraldton Wax

Tulips

Cherry Blossom

Rhododendron

Flannel Flower

Erica

Snowdrops

Arum

Poppies

Daphne

Godetia

Spinning Gum

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October:

Lily of the Valley

Snowball Vibernum (Guelder Rose)

Bearded Iris

Lotus Pods

Lilac

Garden Roses

Tree Peonies

Peonies (late in the month)

Queen Anne’s Lace

Hydrangea

Pieris Japonica

Field Freesias

Waratah

Boronia

Arum

Lisianthus

Chincherinchees

Spinning Gum

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November:

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Pieris Japonica

Thryptomene

Waratah

Peonies

Hydrangea

Jasmine

Arum

Lisianthus

Chincherinchees

Arab Eyes

Cockscomb

Queen Fabiola

Poppy Pods

Lotus Pods

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December:

Copper Beech

Rosella

Dahlias

Gloriosa Lily

Amaranthus

Tuberose

Stephanotis

Calla lily

Hydrangea

Curcumers

Frangipani

Peonies

Bouvardia

Jasmine

Calla Lily

Queen Fabiola

Lisianthus

Gardenia

Cockscomb

Pineapple Lilies

Flowering Eucalyptus

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We are now in the throws of wedding season. October to March is the most popular time to get married due to the warmer weather, and the variety of flowers available. If you still have some time until your big day, use the time to look at what is around at the time you are getting married. Wander into your local florist and see what is on display during the month of your planned nuptials. Trust your supplier!!! Weather wreaks havoc on our industry and if it is colder for longer during the winter months, or we have an extraordinarily warm spring, there will be variations to the flowers growth, resulting in blooms being available early, or later, for shorter periods, or for longer periods. There are no hard and fast rules with Mother Nature, so give your suppliers a clear brief and then let them guide you on your best choices.

Til next time,

Fwf x

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