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Seasonal flowers to spruce up your home

by CustomHomes on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

 

SnapdragonsFresh cut flowers can be a beautiful addition to your home any time of year. During August there are many flowers that are in season, inexpensive, and utterly stunning. Here are a few of the flowers and a little information on each one. With just one or two or all of the flora on the list we are sure you will have a colorful and fragrant centerpiece in your home.

Orchid

These beautiful and delicate blooms are known for their vibrant colors and subtle scents. The scents are often used in perfumeries but can be used in your home to add a fresh, light scent. The family Orchidaceae is one of the largest families in flora. There are hundreds of colors, structural variations, and scent variations that you can choose from. Be sure to always purchase orchids with a local florist. This will ensure beautiful, long lasting blooms that were grown sustainably and responsibly.

Rose

We all know roses. Some of us love them, some of us hate them but we all cannot deny their beauty and delicate scent. Because of their popularity roses can come in endless variations of colors, textures, and sizes. Rosaceae is a large family of flowers and can pair well with almost any other flower or all by themselves. Just be sure to change the water of your rose bouquet everyday. This will keep them looking beautiful and fresh much longer.

Snapdragon

Snapdragons are beautiful in a bouquet or in your garden. They are one of pollinators’ favorite flowers and have vibrant stunning blooms. I like to put snapdragons in my bouquets because they are full, brightly colored and have plenty of greenery to balance your bouquet. These plants love partial sun and love fresh water.

Echinacea

Echinacea is hands down one of my favorite flowers in the world. They are absolutely stunning, they come in hundreds of different colors, and are wonderful for pollinators and people alike. Echinacea makes a very tasty tea and is has been used in the fall and winter by herbalists to stave off colds and flus. Coneflowers, as they are better known, often come in bright fuchsias and pale whites. This makes them perfect for any type of bouquet for any room in your home.

Sunflower

We all remember sunflowers from our childhood. These bright, beautiful blooms remind us of the brilliance of the August sun and the warmth of a sunny afternoon. Sunflowers can be a wonderful focal point in your bouquet because of its size and color. Just be sure to purchase sunflowers that are medium to small. This will keep the flower from drooping or weighing down the rest of the flowers.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com