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.