Fill your summer arrangements with these hardy picks from Anaeli Sanchez, florist and event coordinator at .
Though their petals look delicate, these flowers, which are native to the American prairies, will last up to .
As long as you give their long stems plenty of support (), these colorful, cheerful blooms can thrive for up three weeks in your summer arrangement.
"Most roses are also relatively resilient to warm weather," Sanchez says. The key is to avoid varieties with too-delicate petals.
Whether used as an accent in a bouquet or displayed in their pots, orchids will stay vibrant as long as you give them .
A favorite of summer brides, calla lillies have a lovely simplicity. To help them endure, cut their stems in a bath of warm water, then place in a container of cool water in the .
Don't just rely on big, beautiful blooms to fill out a bouquet. "Fillers can include fresh lavender, scabiosa pods, hypericum berries, craspedia, thistle, and any other hardy floral accents," she says. Here, thistles bring unusual texture to . "They can also add color and visual interest to an arrangement, and will make it less vulnerable to the summer heat."
We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.