When you visit any farmer’s market, in the spring, summer, fall, or even winter, you might notice some trends going around. Perhaps every stand has the same types of fruit and vegetables for sale or the same types of flowers on display. It’s not for lack of originality that they all carry the same varieties; farmer’s markets are dependent on seasons to bring in the stock.
That’s something we might not always think of when planning a wedding. Your dream might be to have a mid-winter ball filled with dahlias, but unfortunately dahlias aren’t in season during the winter and spring months. It’s possible you could find some grown in a greenhouse, but in-season is always best when it’s an option.
Consider the following list of flowers and their “in” seasons when planning. Whether the list informs your choice of date or vice versa, you can rest assured that your flowers will be in-season and beautiful.
Spring: Amaryllis, Calla Lily, Daffodil, Gerbera Daisy, Hyacinth, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Orchid, Peony, Ranunculus, Rose, Stephanotis, Tulip, Zinnia
Summer: Carnation, Dahlia, Freesia, Gardenia, Gerbera Daisy, Hydrangea, Iris, Lily, Orchid, Peony, Poppy, Rose, Stephanotis
Fall: Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Hydrangea, Iris, Orchid, Rose, Stephanotis, Sunflower, Zinnia
Winter: Calla Lily, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Daffodil, Gerbera Daisy, Hyacinth, Narcissus, Orchid, Pansy, Ranunculus, Rose, Stephanotis, Tulip
This is just a small sampling of the flowers available each season. Of course, there will always be some crossover, and depending on where you live the flowers’ “in” seasons might vary. Be sure to do your research and find out which flowers will be in season for your big day.
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