One of the best ways to celebrate the arrival of summer is to host a June gathering that reflects all that’s best about the season—and there’s a lot, if you ask us here at Zeidler’s Flowers. The longer, warmer days and milder nights practically require us to plan a party that takes place outdoors, ultimately lit by candles and moonlight as it winds into the evening. Our menus might take a farm-to-table approach, showcasing the season’s bounty. Imagine a platter of salmon or herb-encrusted pork next to a heaping salad topped off with garden-fresh veggies. Or a charcuterie full of meats, cheeses and seasonal fruits, a cherry pie or refreshing sorbet waiting in the wings, and plenty of chilled wine on hand. All that’s missing? The flowers to go with it.
Flavors are bright and citrus-forward in the summer, and maybe the floral menu should follow suit. For instance, our Summer Salsa Cylinder presents in vibrant, rainbow hues. It’s hand-arranged, giving it that polished but wild feeling, which is a great way to describe summer, too. The relaxed elegance of the season is reflected in this design, which is full of flowers of all varieties, including lilies, stock, hydrangeas, roses, sunflowers and even blue thistle.
Yes, it looks pretty enough to eat. But that’s what the gorgeous feast you’ve laid out for your guests is for. Let your flowers complement the meal.