Flowers For Spring Through Fall

from Country Gardens
Try a few of these no-fail flower combinations for vibrant bouquets that will add instant color to your home.

Change is constant in the homegrown bouquets Suzanne Balet Haight sells at her market stall. The New York gardener and horticulturalist runs her own business, Balet Flowers & Design, and her success indicates her eye for beautiful flower combinations. She sells countless bundles and bouquets of flowers to eager customers from May through Octobe. Here are a few of her favorite no-fail gatherings for spring through fall.


Spring
  • Pussy willow (Salix discolor), yellow tulips, and blue hyacinths. Dynamic yellow and blue flowers mixed with a touch of the fuzzies boldly herald the arrival of warmer days.
  • Bridal wreath (Spiraea ‘Arguta’) and lilac (Syringa ¥ prestoniae ‘James McFarlane’). Soft and sweet, this white-and-purple duo is deliciously fragrant, too.
  • Chinese forget-me-not (Cynoglossum amabile), yellow Heliopsis, and white feverfew (Matricaria parthenium). A petite blue, yellow, and white posy that will make you smile.

Summer
  • Mexican sunflower (Tithonia spp.), white cleome, and purple verbena. A sassy purple-and-orange combination mediated by oversize white flowers.
  • Zinnia. Straight up and mixed in a rainbow
  • of hues, this pretty gathering epitomizes carefree days.
  • Hot-pink zinnia, blue floss flower (Ageratum spp.), blue salvia, and white cosmos. A well-scaled bouquet boasting a fine blend of hot and cool colors.

Fall
  • White oak (Quercus alba), red rose hips, white Chrysanthemum, Miscanthus, and green Amaranthus. Brilliant foliage and berries combine to tickle the senses.
  • Burgundy Amaranthus, white ‘Pee Gee’ hydrangea, and ‘Flamingo Purple’ cockscomb (Celosia spicata). Try this trio for a splash of color you can carry into winter.



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