Your Seasonal Floral Guide

In Southern California, we are blessed with beautiful weather, sunshine, and flowers for all seasons! Well..for the most part. All over the country, however, not so much. Flowers affect the feel and theme of your event and for us, it is one of thee most important decor elements of any event. So listen up!

When choosing flowers, it is important to... research which flowers are in and out of season as this affects cost, availability, color, and quality. Although some flowers are found year around, most are specific to a particular time of year. More on that below. For those of you who know nothing about flowers, don't worry, that is what hiring a professional floral designer is for! Their expertise will guide creating a beautiful well balanced design with seasonal blooms within your budget. Plus, they're seriously badass creative visionaries!

So what if your florals aren't in season? Floral designers want to provide the best quality, and although they can get anything flown in for a pretty penny, it may not be the best quality, size, or color, all reason enough to choose flowers in season when available. However, if you must have a particular flower, we suggest incorporating them into the most important and visible locations, such as your bouquet or reception centerpieces. Read on for popular picks of flowers per season.

Year-Around Flowers

Photo by John Schnack Photography // Floral Design by Native Poppy

Photo by John Schnack Photography // Floral Design by Native Poppy

Air plants, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Dusty Miller, Leather Leaf Fern, Statice, Succulents, Italian Ruscus

Flowers by Season

Nicole George Events / Studio Castillero

Nicole George Events / Studio Castillero

Autumn

Color Schedule: Yellow, Amber, Orange, Peach, Red, Gold, Cream & Deep Teal

Flowers in Season: Gerber Daisies, Roses, Freesia, Sunflower, Iris, Echinops, Protea, Asiatic

Filler Flowers: Baby's Breath, Willow Eucalyptus, Thistle, Brunia Beery, Solidago

Nicole George Event Planning & Design // Studio Castillero

Nicole George Event Planning & Design // Studio Castillero

Winter

Color Scheme: White, Champagne, Silver, Blush, Rose Gold, Gold, Teal, Baby Blue, Navy Blue, Violet, Raspberry.

Flowers in Season: Chrysanthemum, Ginger, Phlox, Pansy, Amaryllis, Violas, Narcissus, Casa Blanca Lily, Alstromeria, Carnation

Filler Flowers: Lemon Leaf, Ceder Tallow Berry

Nicole George Events Photography by Garrett Richardson

Nicole George Events Photography by Garrett Richardson

Spring

Color Scheme: White, Silver, Gray, Blush, Fuchsia, Purple, Cotton Candy Pink, Yellow, Emerald

Flowers in Season: Lilac, Tulip, Dahlia, Calla Lily, Orchids, Sweet Pea, Peony, Roses

Filler Flowers: Queen Anne's Lace, Miaden Hair Fern, Lavender

Nicole George Events . Ashley Williams Photography

Nicole George Events . Ashley Williams Photography

Summer

Color Scheme: White, Gold, Deep fuchsia, Carribean Blue, Purple, Navy Blue.

Flowers in Season: Dahlia, Carnation, Marigolds, Stargazer, Petunias, Hydrangea, Gladiolus

Filler Flowers: Cress, Wheat, Wax Flower, Baby's Breath, Bepleurum

XO, The NGE Team