Post # 1
I have read so many posts about flowers avaialable in October, the problem is, I want to make sure I can find a website to buy them from.
I’m particularly looking for “cabbage roses” (thanks to Miss Mouse, I beleive who mentioned this peony like flower :)) or another fluffy white flower that is peony like?? I can’t find any websites that sell this flower 🙁
Do I have to wait till october to see if the popular webistes will sell them, or since its a unique flower, do I have to order it from a florist even though I plan on DIY my bouquet?
Any suggestions of any other white fluffy flower that will be easy for me to order in October?
Post # 3
What about Bouvardia, or Hydrangeas?
Post # 4
The websites may not list items that they are not stocking at the current time – so you may need to wait. To be safe, I would contact a local florist for exactly what you need and buy the flowers by the stem so you can arrange them yourself. Most florists will pass on some savings to you if you order in quantity.
Post # 5
Could you call some of the websites and ask them? I’d only buy from a place that has a real live person to speak to anyway!
Post # 6
Try looking for silk peonies at JoAnn’s or Michaels or other craft stores, and then mix them in with real flowers in other colors to make your bouquet! I think I’ve heard of florists doing this when clients really love peonies and they’re out of season.
I made my bouquets/bouts/corsages out of silk flowers, and I thought the artificial peonies were some of the prettiest/most realistic-looking fake flowers I saw in craft stores, especially because they’re so fluffy and silky-looking even when real.
Here’s a picture of my bouquet where you can kind of see that I have a fake peony in it (sorry I don’t have a better picture of the top). Mine is a little fakey-looking because it’s made entirely out of artificial flowers, but I think if you play around a little with a combination of real and artificial, it could look really amazing.
Post # 7
Peonies should be in season
Post # 8
Dahlias are a late-summer/early fall flower. They’re similar to peonies and cabbage roses. Peonies bloom in late May and early June.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
What about ranunculus? The’re beautiful!
Post # 10
I’m doing red roses, doing my own centerpieces, thank good ness I only have 6 tablav
Post # 11
I think most websites specialising in bulk flowers tend to stick with the standards – tulips, roses, lilies. Is there a flower market in your area? That would be the best place to get in-season fresh flowers, I think, and it would definitely be cheaper than ordering the stems from a florist.