Summer Flowers all day long

/Summer Flowers all day long

Summer Flowers all day long

Summer flowers for me start with the arrival of Peonies. And its been peony perfection this English growing season, with summer flowers virtually on tap.

Now in July, with summer in full swing; technically the British peony season is finished so its over to the fantastic Dutch suppliers to continue the abundance of summer flowers through the season.

Summer Flowers fresh from the plot. Peonies & roses cut to order!

Summer Flowers fresh from the plot. Peonies & roses cut to order!

The endless cold wet spring, although boring for us humans has certainly done its job for the dormant roots & sleeping energy below the soil. All the energy is now above the soil knocking us humans out with full on colour & scent. Cut & come again colourful cornflowers, nigella, sweet peas, & all the cottage garden loveliness.

sweet peas & nigella, essential summer flower ingredients

sweet peas & nigella, essential summer flower ingredients

Some time ago, a few brides came to talk to me about ‘English summer flowers’ for their bridal flowers. How lucky were they on their special day to have blooms selected from a mixture of local flower cutting patches, mixed in with the best stems from Holland.

Dive on into the full English of cream teas with this bridal bouquet

Dive on into the full English of cream teas with this bridal bouquet

The abundance of summer flowers makes for perfect seasonal informal arrangements of all colours. Its certainly not only tones of pastel pink & blush that go with sunny days. Spicy corals & orange with the cool tones of cornflower blue work equally perfectly.

Summer at its best isn't all about pastels. Peonies in crushed coral with electric blue cornflowers!

Summer at its best isn’t all about pastels. Peonies in crushed coral with electric blue cornflowers!

Flowers for the table at this time of year needn’t mean just the indoor dining room. Yummy summer flowers in vases adorned patio tables, made informal weekend lunches blend seemlessly into afternoon tea then evening drinks & dinner perfectly.

Touches of spice in copper vases with cream to adorn outdoor tables

Touches of spice in copper vases with cream to adorn outdoor tables

Cut & come again cornflowers hit the spot everywhere this summer. Used in bouquets & arrangements of any colour combination, their weaving multi length stems & electric blue petals perfect punctuations alongside pastels, jewel tones, lemons & acid greens.

Cool blue has been consistently abundant with cornflowers aplenty.

Cool blue has been consistently abundant with cornflowers aplenty.

Funeral flowers aren’t thought of as something to bring a smile, with the final farewell always a difficult occasion. Yet it can sometimes be the memories of a certain flower; perhaps alluding to sunny days in times past that make cottage garden flowers the exact choice for a celebration of life.

Summer flowers for a celebration of life with a large helping of summer colour to evoke happy days.

Summer Flowers for a celebration of life with a large helping of summer colour to evoke happy days.

Whimsically romantic & tied up in deep cerise satin.

Whimsically romantic & tied up in deep cerise satin.

And it wouldn't be summer without sweet peas - There's a vase on my patio table on rotation!

And it wouldn’t be summer without sweet peas – There’s a vase on my patio table on rotation!

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