We are well into spring days, and as the season wanes and the summer approaches, there are new gorgeous fresh flowers in the shop. At Bice’s Florist, we love designing the flowers of each season, but late spring gives us the chance to work with tropicals, sunflowers, and the beautiful, lush peony.
Peonies are most popularly known for their large flower heads filled with abundant, luxurious petals. In fact, legend has it that the explorer Marco Polo, when he first encountered peonies in his travels, exclaimed, “these roses are as large as cabbages!” Some varieties of the flower can measure 10 or 11 inches across the bloom, making them a beautiful favorite for classic bouquets and arrangements.
Peonies grow natively in Asia, Southern Europe, and Western North America, and a peony plant can live for up to a century providing blooms. Although the fluffy “cabbage” peonies are most well-known, there are actually six main varieties of the flower, exhibiting a number of different aesthetics. Peonies are thought to bring good luck and prosperity in marriage, and as such are a perfect choice for a bridal bouquet.
One of our most sought-after late-spring bouquets is Opulence (seen to the left) which features not only large, lavish peonies but pink stargazer lilies, fuschia gerbera daisies, hydrangea, tulips, and roses in an extravagant bouquet.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or sending a bouquet to brighten someone’s day – peonies are a wonderful option. But no matter your preference among the many beautiful flowers of spring, you can be assured that our flowers are picked at the peak of their freshness and that our designs will be professionally and artistically arranged. In Fort Worth, Bice’s Florist is your premier choice for flowers to celebrate spring – call us today!