Why should you choose seasonal flowers?
When shopping for flowers, you are bound to come across many options. Many florists will promote certain blooms and online florists often have a section on their website dedicated to seasonal flower arrangements. The question a lot of shoppers have is why they should choose seasonal flowers over other bouquets and there are several reasons.
The first main benefit of ordering seasonal blooms is the price. Seasonal bouquets are significantly cheaper than many other options that include or are comprised solely of flowers that are not in season. The easiest way of explaining the price differences is by comparing flowers to food. Think about your local supermarket and how the price of something like tomatoes varies depending on the time of year. When they are in season, they are cultivated locally but, when they are not in season, they are either grown in greenhouses or they have to be imported. Both of these options up the price of the produce. The same goes for flowers. The more they cost to grow, the more they cost florists and the higher the price for the consumer.
Another great advantage of choosing seasonal blooms is their availability. Again, like food, when in season, you can find them everywhere! When they aren’t in season, these flowers are a bit more difficult to source. The only exception would be flowers like roses. Roses are considered staple items for florists since they are in regular demand. Therefore, even when they aren’t in season, they are still readily available. Take Valentine’s Day for example. Roses are not available in the middle of winter but they are specifically grown and imported in order to support the high demand on this occasion.
It’s also good to remember that different flowers bloom in different seasons for a reason. Flowers that bloom in summer are not as tolerant of cold conditions and vice versa. So, when you order flowers that are not in season, you will be exposing them to weather conditions that could cause them to perish prematurely. Of course, even if you do buy seasonal blooms, it’s still important to make sure that they are not exposed to excessive heat, cold, wind, or direct sunlight.
So, with all of these benefits in mind, it’s easy to see why seasonal flowers are becoming increasingly popular. If in doubt, look around online for seasonal flowers or ask your florist for their professional advice.