I'm Alicia, the resident Creative Project Manager here at CMD Creative HQ. On any given morning, when I am not at our studio covered in glitter or hot glue burns, you can find me at the NYC flower market selecting fresh blooms or saying hello to some of my friends (including Maureen the resident feline at George Rallis Wholesale).
Although I can shop the flower district with my eyes closed at this point, I wasn't always well-versed on flower types and seasonal varieties. I've always loved flowers, but honestly couldn't name more than 3-4 types of blooms. If you feel the same, well... have no fear because Leeshy Baby is here to help!
I've created the reference chart above to highlight some of our favorite flowers that are great for making flower crowns and I selected these varieties because...
1. When creating a flower crown you must always consider size and lifespan of the blooms outside of water. All of these varieties are small enough to be woven into a crown without being too heavy and also do well out of water for up to 24 hours (for instance, something like lily of the valley or an anemone is a bit too fragile to last more than a few hours).
2. All of these blooms are typically found year- round so consider this a seasonless guide!
3. Just about all of these flowers can be found at a grocery store, deli or market (Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are always great options if you don't have access to a local flower market)