19 Sweet Summer Flower Arrangements

Summer is carefree and beautiful, with its riotous palette of flower colors all over the landscapes and fields. Put those pretty petals to good use with any of these 19 summer flower arrangements.

Cheery Summer Flowers in Mason JarsPhoto by Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc.


Clip flowers from the garden and tuck them in pretty decoupaged pots. I’ve shared how to decoupage garden pots using floral print napkins. They’re so easy to make!

Pretty Pink Flowers in Decoupage Garden PotsBy Callwey München


I just adore the look of haphazard wildflowers in a utilitarian type of container. This is the type of summer flower arrangement that requires no design skills. Simply grab a bouquet and plop tuck it into your container without fussing over. Just stuff and go!

Wildflowers Arranged in Blue Bushel BasketPhoto by Kelley & Company Home


Here’s a clever idea. Place your garden flowers in a hanging willow basket. Snapdragons add a spray of color in this entryway. I’ve loved snapdragons since I was a little girl. I loved plucking the little heads off and making them “talk” by squeezing the sides. Did you do that too?

Sweet Summer Flowers in a Hanging Willow BasketPhoto by Anchor Builders


Here’s another idea for hanging your summer flower arrangements – place them in a Mason jar, wrap wire around the rim and hang from a hook. Notice there are just a few flowers. Fill out the bouquet with clippings from your bushes.

Flower Arrangement in Hanging Mason JarPhoto by Celia Bedilia


Don’t be afraid to weave a little creativity into your summer flowers. I love this white coat hanger wreath with sweet little field flowers attached. Place the stems into a floral tube filled with water and wire it onto the wreath. So precious!

Simple Wire Floral WreathBy Callwey München


Another array of messy wildflowers grace an old milk canister on the back stoop. Inside you can see more flowers on the table – a row of simple bouquets in glass vases.

Wildflowers on a Farmhouse PatioPhoto by ZeroEnergy Design


Summer flower arrangements don’t have to be colorful. Here, a large creamy bouquet makes a statement in a rustic dining room.

Wildflower Centerpiece in Country Dining RoomPhoto by Kaminski + Pew


If you don’t have the type of flowers in your garden that can be cut, and you don’t feel like traipsing through fields for wildflowers, you can still find beautiful blooms at the store. Use the same philosophy of not doing too much fluffing and arranging and simply let them fall naturally into your vase.

Messy Summer Flower ArrangementPhoto by Clare Gaskin


Of course, who can resist summer flower arrangements of gorgeous blue hydrangeas?

Blue Hydrangeas in White PitcherPhoto by Banks Design Associates, LTD & Simply Home


Goldenrod from the field pairs with store-bought carnations in a trio of vases to make a sweet and simple centerpiece.

Sweet Summer Flowers in Colorful Dining RoomPhoto by Alison Kandler Interior Design


Don’t forget about the bathroom when it comes to summer flower arrangements! Look how sweet yellow and white daisies look on the farmhouse vanity.

Summer Daisy Flower Arrangement in BathroomPhoto by jodi foster design + planning


Pretty pink peonies in a pale blue vase look so beautiful in this farmhouse dining room with its stone and wood walls. Even with an impressive room like this, the flowers are able to hold their own and command attentions.

Victorian Dining Room with Pink Flower ArrangementPhoto by


If you’re lucky enough to have English or heirloom roses in your garden – you know they look great no matter where you put them!

Shabby Chic Pink Rose Flower ArrangingPhoto by Davetta Moore Designs


Summer flower arrangements are usually seen on a table or mantel, but why not place a big bunch on the floor next to a favorite chair?

Entryway with Purple Flower BouquetPhoto by jodi foster design + planning


Here are some of the flowers from my own home that I’ve enjoyed over the years. Colorful zinnias on my summer mantel!

decorating with flowers, vintage aqua bottles, zinnias, flower arrangements, summer mantel


And roadside wildflowers placed in a white enamel pitcher.

White and Purple Wildflowers in a White Enamel Pitcher


Walk past any field and you’ll find sweet little prairie flowers like these. The purple clover has an amazing sweet scent that, I dare say, I enjoy more than lavender.

Wildflower Bouquet. Easy to Make and the Flowers are Free!


What’s your preference with indoor flowers?

Bouquet of Farm Fresh Flowers


Do you like them simple and messy, or a more arranged and formal look?


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  1. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I will take flowers anyway i can get them,even weeds, which i have, grandchildren are great flower pickers. I love all these pretty ideas, thanks Jennifer.

  2. Kim Lennie says:

    I love all flower arrangements from formal to informal. I for the longest time was taking floral arrangement classes at my local senior center. I have to say it was the most fun. We made arrangements worthy of a florist shop but also made silly, fluffy arrangements like you said above. I think the best was when we all had the same flowers and used the basic simple principal and how each and every arrangement turned out so different but so beautiful. All it takes is a little imagination any gorgeous flower a bit of greenery and you have a beautiful arrangement.

  3. Laura Harrie says:

    All those lovely flowers give me great ideas!

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