The best summer flowers at the lowest cost

Summer is here and everyone loves to brighten their home with fresh flowers. However, flowers can be expensive. Here are simple tips for floral decor on a budget:

1. Buy flowers that are in season.

2. Go to your local farmers' market (every town/city usually has one on the weekends). Tip: The growers usually have the best prices and if you go toward the end of the day, they may give you a better deal.

3. Utilize vases and containers you already have at home. Don't worry about purchasing a vase. It is summer and keep your design casual, fun and easy.

Summer flowers in season, color selection and approx prices, by Ria Sim:

Alstromeria - orange, pink, yellow and cream, other colors- $5 - $9.50 a bunch

Bells of Ireland - Green - $6 - $11 a bunch

Chrysanthemum - White, Yellow, Orange, other colors - $5.50 - $15 a bunch

English Lavender - Purple - approx $6.50 and up

Forget-me-not -Blue- prices vary

Freesia - White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Purple (depending on length of stems) approx: $7.50-$14

Gerbera Daisy - Pink, Yellow, Orange, Red, White $3.99-$7.50 a bunch

Hydrangea (locally grown) - White, Blue, Purple, Pink

Iris - Purple, Blue, White $4.50-10 a bunch

Larkspur - White, Purple, Blue, Pink, prices vary

Liatris -Pinkish Purple, prices vary

Lily, asiatic - White, Pink, Yellow, Orange $9-$21 a bunch

Lily, oriental - White, Pink $9-$21 a bunch

Lisianthus - Purple, White, Pink $7.50 -$14 a bunch

Queen Anne's Lace - White $7.50-$14 a bunch

Snapdragons - Pink, Yellow, Orange, White, Other Colors $6.50 -$11 a bunch

Stephanotis - White, prices vary

Stock - White, Other Colors, prices vary

Sunflower - Yellow $3 -$8.50

Tuberose - White, prices vary

Yarrow - White, Pink, Yellow, prices vary

About Ria Sim:
Ria Sim is the owner of Twigsstudio Danville / Ria Sim Designs- the destination floral studio in Danville Ca. Ria is inspired by her love for fashion, colors and textures she sees every day. Her floral creations are unlike any other and Ria is insistent that flowers are the focus. "When I design each arrangement, I love to bring forth the beauty that each flower possesses," she says. Ria focuses on simple, elegant floral designs resulting in timeless beauty for her clients' weddings, events, and special occasions.

Twigsstudio Danville / Ria Sim Designs
398 B Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526

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