September is almost here and that means Fall is only a few weeks away. When it comes to florals, we unfortunately can’t have our favorites in season all year long. We put together a list for you so that you know which flowers will be blooming at the shop when you go to order your next custom arrangement.
Asiatic Lily – Fragrant and breathtaking, they make a sweet choice, perfect for all sorts of occasions: birthday flowers, anniversary flowers and more.
Asters – known as a talisman of love and a symbol of patience, its star-like flowers can be found in a rainbow of colors – white, red, pink, purple, lavender and blue, with mostly yellow centers. The September birth flower, asters also hold the honor of being the 20th wedding anniversary flower.
Calla Lilies – Aside from the classic white varieties, there are many distinctive colored types too. Different color meaning options include: Bright yellow and orange for representing joy, growth, and change; Lavender and light blue to convey a sense of grace and refined beauty to the recipient of your gift; Dark purple for royalty and strength; Pink for admiration and flirting, while dark red means passion and intensity.
Chrysanthemums – range in colors, from white to purple to red. Daisy-like with a typically yellow center and a decorative pompon, chrysanthemums symbolize optimism and joy. These are the perfect flowers to send when welcoming a new baby or to congratulate an engagement.
Dahlias – Dahlia flowers are best organized by their color meaning variations. The most popular colors are Red: which conveys power and strength to the person receiving the flower as a gift, Pink and purple: two of the colors associated with kindness and grace, White: a symbol of staying focused and pure, Blue and green: perfect for occasions involving fresh starts and big changes and The black Dahlia: which is actually a burgundy color tied to a warning of betrayal.
Gerbera Daisies – Gerberas are available in rich reds, oranges, yellows peaches, creams and white and there a few distinct meanings. The color meaning for orange is: sunshine of life, Red means: unconscious in love or fully immersed in love, White: is a symbol of purity or innocence, Pink: admiration/adoration or high esteem and Yellow: cheerfulness.
Gladioli – Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion.
Marigolds – All Marigolds sport some variation of red or yellow petals. These warm colors suffuse the flowers with extra layers of color meaning, especially when they are mixed with similar brightly colored blooms in a bouquet. People tend to choose these colors when they are feeling low or down and need a quick pick me up. Some cultures also see red as representative of prosperity and a long life.
Roses – Each color offers a distinct meaning: red, the lover’s rose, signifies enduring passion; white, humility and innocence; yellow, expressing friendship and joy; pink, gratitude, appreciation and admiration; orange, enthusiasm and desire; white lilac and purple roses represent enchantment and love at first sight. The number of stems in a rose bouquet can also express specific sentiments.
Sunflowers – The 3rd wedding anniversary flower and the state flower of Kansas, sunflowers turn to follow the sun. Their open faces symbolize the sun itself, conveying warmth and happiness, adoration and longevity.
Zinnias – The zinnia flower has several meanings including thoughts of friends, endurance, daily remembrance, goodness and lasting affection.
If interested in wedding flowers, please call us at the shop at 760-745-1191.