At Blooms by the Box, we pride ourselves on having more than 20 years of excellent customer service, giving customers the best cheap wholesale flowers and floral supplies for their weddings, showers or other special events. We’ve learned a few things in the floral business, however — including how good customer service sometimes requires not giving customers what they want.
Think about the produce section of your favorite grocery store: Shoppers can buy a tomato any time of year. But one thing you’ll never find at the grocery store is a perfectly grown tomato found at a farmers market near the end of summer, when the flavor is much more rich and robust. Whether you buy one tomato for a few sandwich slices or enough for a batch of salsa, that savory flavor is so wonderful and so worth the wait.
Flowers are the same way. At Blooms by the Box, we adopt that farmers market mentality, because we want the flowers you get from us to be the freshest, most beautiful and hardy available.
Flowers in Season & Flowers Out of Season
Many popular flowers and greens are available all year round. This list of annual flowers includes focal flowers such as roses and gerbera daisies, filler flowers such as asters and baby's breath, and plenty of greenery such as lemon leaf and ruscus. However, other natural floral products are limited to seasons and subject to varying factors that limit their availability. There are several factors that determine when flowers and greens will be available.
Field or Greenhouse Grown
A major availability factor is whether a flower or greenery is grown in a greenhouse or out in a field that can be impacted by the weather. For example, hydrangeas and chrysanthemums can be greenhouse grown and, as a result, sourced all months of the year. Other flowers, such as dahlias or peonies, are grown only outdoors, limiting their availability to when conditions are right for them to produce blooms.
Some flowers and greens go through transitions during the year that make them unavailable or unsuitable for sale. Some flowering bushes and trees such as cherry produce flowers only in the spring and are available only at that time. Seeded eucalyptus is very popular for wedding arrangements and is available most of the year, but once each season, the seeds actually blossom into flowers, disrupting the supply. Some greenery, such as ferns, go through a growth phase each year that makes the stems too soft for shipping and storage
Ideal Growing Conditions
High-demand flowers such as roses are grown in many areas of the world, including Ecuador and Columbia. These environments have the perfect combination of soil, rain and sunlight, allowing for the production of blooms year-round and a consistent wholesale market supply. However, even in these areas, extreme weather conditions can interrupt or reduce availability of certain varieties.
Some flowers and greens are super popular — but only during certain times of the year. Bronze mums and brown roses are highly sought after during Thanksgiving, but unwanted during the Christmas season, for instance. As a result, flower farms grow or harvest these types of flowers only during their seasonal demand.
All of those reasons are why the flowers you want may not be available. When considering the flowers and greenery you want for your wedding or event, consult the chart below to see the expected availability. Your favorite flower might have a limited window of availability. At Blooms by the Box, we are always working with suppliers and monitoring the market to ensure you get the finest cheap wholesale flowers possible. We know you’ll love our commitment to customer service almost as much as you’ll love the beautiful flowers in your order.