Flowers can be given as a gift for a range of reasons: birthdays, anniversaries and to say congratulations. They are a great way to express emotions and have a habit of instantly uplifting moods. Beautiful blooms can light up a room and instantaneously make a space smell beautiful – and not to mention they’re affordable. If you’re looking for a way to make someone happy, brighten their day and send them some flowers by post. There’s no doubt that they will be gratefully received. But just which flowers can you expect to find in the home and garden throughout the different seasons throughout the year? Here’s a handy guide to flowers for every season.
Throughout spring, it can be hard to know which flowers to choose – the options are endless! The tulip is said to mean ‘perfect love’, so if you have someone special in mind that you would like to surprise, tulips are the ideal choice. Peonies are also very popular and boast beautiful shades of pink.
Sunflowers – named after the Greek word ‘helios’ meaning sun – are the classic summer flower. They love to face the sun, so place them in the perfect spot in your garden, or if you want some sunshine in your front room, pop a couple in a vase and light up your living space. Popular for their bright orange and full blooms, Marigolds not only look stunning, but they are also a fantastic natural pest repellent for your garden. Add them to your summer shopping list and you won’t look back.
The quintessential autumn flower, Chrysanthemums can be planted in pots in the garden throughout September and October. To keep them blooming, ensure that you cut the buds off as they wilt.
Flowers aren’t just for summer, so don’t neglect bringing floral happiness into your home or garden throughout the winter months. Bring bright colours into your life even on the dullest of days with some gorgeous blooms. If you’re not sure where to start with buying flowers in the colder climates, start with snowdrops – the dainty, droplet-like flowers usually appear in November. For a pop of colour, Pansies should do the trick. Available in a range of shades, they bloom for a long period of time and are a must for any winter garden.