In South Africa, summer is a time of holidays, travelling, relaxing and celebrations. The happy and excited spirit of summer is not complete without the bright and uplifting presence of flowers.
Summer flowers are a true reflection of the energised, colourful and happy atmosphere. Bright petals and dizzying combinations of floras are what help to characterise summer as a season of outdoor fun and activity, good times with friends and family and relaxation in the warm sun and jovial atmosphere.
The flowers of summer
In South Africa there is an abundance of colourful flowers to choose from. The Cape area forms one of the six floral kingdoms in the world. In South Africa there are also many other varieties such as carnations, gerberas, lilies, roses, chrysanthemums, lisianthus, amaryllis, coloured arums and incalillies.
These vibrant and refreshing flowers are often available in a range of colours to create an incredible combination of shades and hues in a bouquet. Red, purple, yellow and orange shades all contribute to interesting and tasteful arrangements of summer flowers. For example, arum lilies are available in pink, white, salmon and deep red and carnations are available in peach, red, yellow, orange and white. Gerberas are especially popular with their large petals in red, orange, yellow and white hues.
Due to higher temperatures and increased sunlight in summer, special care should be taken when receiving flowers.
Placing the flowers in ice water as soon as possible after cutting the stems diagonally is imperative, as is using a clean vase as bacteria can shorten flowers’ lives dramatically. The vase should be topped up on a daily basis with fresh water and if the flowers begin to droop, the stems should be re-cut and put back into water as soon as possible. Even the summer flowers do not react well to too much sunlight and a flower bouquet should not be left in direct sunlight, anywhere with hot temperatures or exposed to draughts.
Summer flower delivery service
Incorporate the beauty of summer flowers into gifts. A flower delivery service is a quick and reliable way of sending a gift of flowers in a time saving manner.
Summer flower bouquets and arrangements, as well as a host of other items such as gift baskets can be ordered and paid for online in just a few minutes, after which the delivery service will deliver the bouquet to the recipient on the desired delivery date. Reputable flower delivery services will provide a guarantee with their services, usually including a refund or a replacement bouquet if the service and product is not up to standard.
Summer flowers encompass the exciting and vibrant atmosphere of the season with their bright and jovial colours and wonderful fragrances. Flowers in summer are especially thoughtful as they bring the best of the summer season into the recipient’s home or office. With flower delivery services and easy online ordering, giving a floral gift in summer is a simple and thoughtful gesture. A bright, fresh bouquet of summer flowers is always enjoyed!