The mild, wonderful temperatures call for a summer bouquet that will shine with the sun! And the great thing is, all you need is a little time, a good mood and a few flower stars of the season. We'll show you which six "ingredients" you need to create an impressive summer bouquet to give away or enjoy yourself. But first one important question: Do you have a vase that is big enough?
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A summer bouquet thrives on its bright colors, large flowers, long stems and bushy leaves, which give the impression of summer abundance. You have surely come across each of these specimens from our line-up at the florist's. But we'd be happy to introduce you to the summer beauties before they move in with you.
The big gladiolus is hard to overlook. From spring through to well into the autumn you can enjoy the flower of champions. There is plenty of choice in terms of colour - for this bouquet we opted for a fiery example in yellow with orange tips. The gladiolus is dominant and determines the height of the bouquet with its long stems. Bear this in mind when trimming them.
From ice-blue to lilac shades, Delphinium has raised mastery of the colour blue to a new art form. The long stems lend an opulent and romantic feel to a bouquet. What else would you expect from such adorable flowers?
The queen of the summer flowers really needs no introduction. Hello sunflower! Nice of you to join us in craning towards the sun. Alongside the classic yellow, there are also orange, brown, cream and dark-red varieties.
The exotic gloriosa always draws the eye. Will you opt for flamboyant cerise with saffron yellow, or orange with pale yellow edges? The flower combines delicate, fresh green stems with dainty chartreuse pistils and wavy petals. Is it a flower, a butterfly, a graceful ribbon? It keeps you enthralled...
Who’d have thought it? An ornamental onion that doesn’t make you cry, but instead give you a smile from ear to ear? A smile up to 15 cm across - the same size that allium giganteum can reach! This spectacular globe - in colours ranging from white to indigo - is an essential ingredient in your summer bouquet.
With so many big personalities in your vase, you need a delicate counterpoint. Lathyrus has a cheerful vibe and a friendly appearance. Its sweet fragrance is loved by perfume houses. So you really shouldn’t miss out either - pop lathyrus into your summer bouquet!