By: Jessica Robinson
Everyone always asks for peonies in August. Just because they are so fluffy and have a wonderful mild fragrance to them. They are stunning. Truth is, they really aren't available in July and August.
David Austin garden roses are a fabulous substitute for peonies. They offer an over-sized head and have that million petals look to them. Some don't look like roses at all, but rather peonies.
If you have your heart set on some of the most popular spring flowers, such as Ranunculus, sweet peas, peonies, tulips or hyacinths you should try and pick a date between December and mid-June. Many things are grown year-round now. But, there is never a guarantee.
You are much better off, getting married when you want and letting an experienced designer help you in the selection of your flowers. We'll try and help you select something you'll love that is in season and readily available. Personally, I love the look and feel of texture. Mixing in seasonal herbs, berries and such add drama and interest to any design.