What's in Season?
As with fruit and vegetables, gone are the days when we would enjoy flowers that are in season. Nowadays, many florists boast that they can get any flower you want flown in from growers all over the world. Yet when consumers are asked, many of them like the idea of buying seasonal British grown flowers and supporting British growers and producers
This is were Brecon Blooms are different. I am proud to use only British grown flowers that are in season. I grow as many of the flowers I can use myself and any that I can't grow I buy from other local growers. I want to use flowers that are fresh, as 'fresh as a daisy' (excuse the pun!) - not cut a week ago, submerged and sprayed with chemicals and then flown overseas to get to us.
Do we really need Lilys in the depths of Winter and Daffodils at the height of Summer? I don't think so.
Below are some examples of the flowers that may be in our arrangements during the seasons:
Spring: Anemones, Daffodil, Hyacinth, Iris, Narcissus, Ranunculus, Tulips, Lilac, Broom, Euphorbia
Summer: Achillea, Agapanthus, Alstromeira, Antirhinum (Snapdragons,) Calendula, Cerinthe, Cornflower, Cosmos, Dahlia, Delphinium, Gladiolus, Godetia, Gypsophillia, Asters, Lavender, Larkspur, Phlox, Pinks, Roses, Scabious, Statice, Stock, Sunflower, Sweet Peas, Sweet William, Zinnia
Autumn: Asters, Chrysanthemums, Coreposis, Dahlias, Echinacea, Rudbekia, Hydrangea, Scabious Statice
Winter: Anemones, Chrysanthemums, Holly, Ivy, Narcissus