(Closed) Flowers in season in January! Anyone else frustrated?

posted 7 years ago in January 2012
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I can sympathize, since I understand the desire to have beautiful flowers regardless of season. It sounds like you’ve found a number of beautiful flower options, and I truly believe that any florist worth her salt (plant food?) will be able to translate your vision using what’s in season.

I’m forced to admit here that we’re not… having… flowers… by choice. It’s evergreens all the way for me, perhaps some baby’s breath and pinecones, and not much else. I’m not even carrying a bouquet! My mother isn’t thrilled, but I’m sticking to my guns. It’s not that I dislike flowers — quite the contrary, since my one “indulgence” is fresh flowers in my home — but for our event I just don’t want anything to do with them. I guess you could say I’m avoiding the seasonal flower dilemma by default, but since I’m helping plan a few friends’ weddings, I’m still embroiled in the issue, so I understand!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Yeah I’m a bit upset that white isn’t a huge color 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can get many different flowers in January but you have to be willing to pay the price-and it will be high for a lot of them.

Flowers that will be available at a more reasonable price include:Calla Lilies, Daffodils, Carnations, Lilies, Roses, Gardenias, Tulips, Snapdragons, Heather, Freesia and Waxflower, Amaryllis,Bells of Ireland, Jasmine,Star of Bethlehem

Evergreens, Holly, Poinsettia, of course will also be available.

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

apparently every flower I love is a winter flower! Yay for summer weddings… where all the really pretty ones don’t exist anymore. I am jealous of January flowers!!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Brookside Snowball

was my ultimate flower wish for our winter wedding… Too bad they only bloom in AUGUST!!

I also love vanilla flowers…

But only if we had gotten married in Tahiti.

 

we ended up doing white hydrangea, baby’s breath and white roses.

 

ETA: sorry they’re so large! I resized them but they still came out huge!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Evie19: I wasn’t very happy with them… They had a yellowy-greeny tinge to them. But…. In my florist’s defense, he warned me that they might not be bright white and said he didn’t want to use them. So I ordered bouquets & bouts from Costco florals. I got them on Wednesday for our Saturday wedding & they still looked green. We even went to try to get 2 dozen white roses and use that for my bouquet instead… They looked greenish as well. But, the roses from the florist were a gorgeous, creamy white!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Evie19: Why didn’t I think of Queen Anne’s Lace?! Thank you!!

It’s ironic, isn’t it, that most white (or white-ish) flowers don’t grow naturally in winter. But, I suppose it’s nice to have (sorry for the over-used phrase) a pop of color on a winter-white backdrop.

@tootietoo2: Love snowballs! I always thought they looked like a grown-up version of the dandilion, in the best way possible.

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