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