Post # 1
I went to see a florist today and I think she was being pretty reasonable with her prices but there’s clearly nothing she can do about the cost of flowers… I want a big fluffy flower to use and love peonies but am hoping I can find a cheaper alternative.. I live in Chicago if that helps with the advice!!
Post # 3
I’m surprised you’re florist didn’t give you other ideas.
here’s a few other boards on similar flowers…mostly garden roses.
Flowers similar to peonies?
Garden Roses vs. Peonies
Post # 4
How about mums? (Football mums and cremon mums are especially big and fluffy.) Or zinnias?
Post # 5
I second garden roses and also some ranuculus….also a big fluffy flower is hydrangea
Post # 6
@kermie: I agree with the roses choice.
I am in Chi and will be using peonies. Hoping and praying that some of my mom’s come in at the right time. Otherwise I am ordering them in bulk. They are still four bucks a stem but cheaper than what a florist would charge me!
Post # 7
Thanks so much guys! I’m surprised she didn’t give me these options either, for the most part she was good about helping me find cheaper alternatives. I think I’ll go back and stop in today and ask her about the following:
David Austin roses
Any other suggestions?