Let’s face it; we look at summer a little differently here in Southwest Florida. Given that by April we are experiencing temperatures that the rest of the country won’t see until August – not to mention our constant sunshine – summer is practically a year-long event. Still, with kids out of school and snowbirds back up north, this time of year celebrates its vibe; of more relaxed schedules and long lazy days.
Of course, it is pervasively hot and humid in Port Charlotte in the summer. If you are having guests over to the lanai for some cool drinks, summer flowers can create a fresh ambiance and beautiful backdrop to your evening. Summer blooms are bright, colorful and expressive. For instance, we love this creation from our professional designers. Blue and white hydrangeas provide a cool basis reminiscent of blue skies and fluffy clouds – or perhaps the waters of the Gulf of Mexico – while sunflowers and orange roses bring the sunshine.
For a simple yet elegant summer bouquet, nothing can outshine the sunflower. This cheerful bloom represents the sunshine and beauty of our Florida days; the addition of green solidago and lily grass make this a graceful, lush arrangement that will grace your kitchen windowsill or backyard barbecue with equal ease. This will also make a beautiful hostess gift if you are headed to someone’s else home for a seasonal gathering.
Other flowers to consider for the summer season are zinnias and begonias, as well as the always-popular gerbera daisy, which comes in a wide variety of vibrant colors perfect for a Gulf Coast summer. Whatever your occasion, from casual to formal and from Venice to Punta Gorda – trust the expert floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist to provide the perfect ambiance.