Wednesday, August 25, 2010

5 floral ideas for Spring!

It doesn't seem to be so dark now, when I get home from work. And it has been a few days since we have turned on the heater.  The boy doesn't groan as much when getting out of bed and the dog is less reluctant to go outside. 
I don't want to jinx anything but, I think it may almost be spring time (shhhhh).
This is exciting, not just for me but for all you brides out there, looking at flowers for your bouquets and centre pieces.
Flowers can take a huge chunk out of your budget, especially if you have your heart set on something that is not in season*. Below I have listed for you five beautiful options that are available in spring and are budget friendly.

1. Carnations. No longer last minute service station favourites.
 But a super stylish and colourful addition to any table

2. Sweet peas. 
So appropriate if that just happens to be your pet name

3. Ranunculus.  The peonies understudy and great all rounder

4. Ranunculus again. 
Just because I think they are highly under-rated and deserve a second mention

5. The Peony. If you are getting married in November, you are lucky. 
As this is the only month peonies bloom here in Australia.

* I'm looking at YOU peonies. You might be popular but you are very elusive. Grrrrr
Images all from Martha


Lisbeth Tanz said...

How fun to read about life in Australia. (I picked up on that right away because the vast majority of the US doesn't run their heaters in August). :) I absolutely love peonies - here in St. Louis, MO, they bloom in April/May. I also love lilacs - a bush whose bloom time is way too short. I like how you used the images to describe and that you're not afraid to say you like ranunculus. :)

Erica C said...

Wow. This really brightens the day here in the US. It's hot and muggy here and this list is so crispy and pretty. Makes me long for spring. :)


A Wedding Story said...

That peony bouquet is gorgeous!!!

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

Ah...great inspiration! Peonies and ranunculus are two of Aleah's favorites!

oscar and ruby said...

Me too! I love peonies. They are soooo expensive here in Australia though.

sunny said...

Such lovely images in this post and throughout your beautiful blog. I've been digging in the archives and feel inspired! xx

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

So so pretty!!

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