Incorporating Seasonal Flora into Decor

Summer months offer a floral designer an array of colorful blooms from which to choose; it’s a virtual flora playground where anything goes. It’s also a great time of year to take advantage of summer blooms - some that can only be found at this time of year - offering you the best value for your budget.

Mason Jar Flora

Tropical flowers love the heat and will hold up well on a hot summer evening. Planning an outdoor event on a budget? Add some pops of fresh flora color to your outdoor seating using mason jars with one or two stems of colorful orchids. Wrap the jars with a single leaf accented with burlap or rope to create an inexpensive yet attractive centerpiece that guests can then take home at the end of the night.

Fruit & Vegetable Flora

Add color and filler to your arrangements using the abundant fruits and vegetables that are thriving this time of year. Consider green apples or oranges, lemons & limes in centerpieces or even as place card holders during the summer months. Combining fruit and minimal flora offers your event a great natural impact that won't exceed your budget. Use a variety of glass vases to create centerpieces filled with just a few stems of summer flora, grasses, fruits and floating candles.

Simple Yet Elegant Flora

Feeling spent after rental fees, food and beverages? For a sophisticated yet simple centerpiece try using a modern white vase with just a touch of greenery. Using a cool vase can save you a ton on your budget because you don’t need a lot of floral to create a finished look. Less is more.

There are so many varieties of flowers during the summer that can truly stand on their own. Find a stem of something you love, place it in a great vase and enjoy!

Casey Romano, Publisher | meetingpages |

Creator of digital platform meetingpages complete event planning directory and resource delivering leads and national, regional and local exposure for event venues, suppliers and destinations in MN, WI, IA & CO markets. In her free time, this 19 year industry veteran enjoys dance, group fitness, and training her young golden retriever dog in competition obedience and confirmation.