Summer arrives with a twirl of a floral teadress, wriggling painted toenails and sipping ice-cold lavender lemonade. Three whole months of bumblebees, butterflies, freckles and summer flowers. Is it any wonder, it's our favourite time of the year.
We've a list of sunny floral tips, to help you smell and taste the season. From fresh flower crowns to fragrance elixirs, celebrate summer in bloom.
Some flowers are the embodiment of summer, like sunflowers and gladioli. Yet there are many other sunny blooms that announce the arrival of the hottest season, from delphinium and flame lily to allium and sweet peas. Learn all about them in our list of classic summer flowers.
Time to get shopping — not for bread or milk, but a bunch of freshly cut flowers. Use them to create a summery floral crown, a beautifully-perfumed fragrant oil, and a tongue-in-cheek ice glass for that cool summer cocktail in the garden.
Summer in a vase
Decorate your home with your favourite flowers in a wonderful summer bouquet. To make them last, follow our tips to protect your bouquet from the heat. Then relax with a gin and tonic in a refreshing ice glass and breathe in their sweet scents. If you're after some inspiration, read our interview with master perfumer Barnabé Fillion, all about the scents of seduction.
Our Pinterest summer board is blooming with flowers on Pinterest. Save some pins and start dreaming of floral ideas for your own summer garden party.