Organic Flower Guide – June
Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 4:37 pm
As the weather warms up and we head outside, we are fortunate that so many beautiful flowers are in season during the month of June! Whether you’re looking to add a touch of summer to your home, need a gift for the graduate, or are a June bride preparing for your big event, you’re sure to find something beautiful to suit your needs!
Gerbera daisies are amongst the most popular flowers in the world. Characterized by their large brightly colored blooms, gerbera daisies add a pop of color to any floral arrangement. They are available in almost 350 shades including bright orange, pink, fuchsia, red, yellow, and white. Gerberas can symbolize innocence, purity, friendship and cheerfulness. They’re great filler flowers in a bouquet of summer flowers or beautiful on their own. Gerbera daisies are also gorgeous in a wedding bouquet.
Carnations are a common flower mostly because they are available year-round. They are rich in history and can be found in many different cultural histories and mythologies. Carnations feature full ruffled blooms that are long lasting and available in a variety of colors. Depending on their color, carnations can have different meanings. For example, white symbolizes pure love and good luck, light red symbolizes admiration, and dark red represents deep love and affections. Pink carnations are the symbol of a mother’s undying love. Additionally, carnations are the January birth month flower and the 1st wedding anniversary flower.
Orchids offer a touch of delicate, exotic beauty to any home or event. Orchids are available in many colors and varieties. These graceful blooms symbolized virility in ancient Greece and were thought to affect the sex of an unborn child when eaten by the mother or father. During the Victorian era, orchids became a symbol of luxury, which still carries on today. They are beautiful in bouquets and arrangements or alone in something like a boutonniere.
Zinnias provide a pop of color and lend a more casual vibe to floral arrangements. The zinnia bloom is similar to a daisy and is characterized by a collection of brightly colored petals. Zinnias are available in several colors including yellow, green, orange, pink and red. They are said to symbolize “thoughts of friends” making them perfect as a housewarming gift for a close friend. Zinnias are also perfect for bridesmaids bouquets or centerpieces!