Who’s feeling Christmassy? I am for sure after spending the weekend putting up our Christmas tree (always really fun to do) and on Sunday I visited Christmas at Kew with their magical light trail, if you haven’t been before it is well worth a visit. Today, whilst were on the subject of Christmas and all things wintry I wanted to share with you our winter flower guide, showcasing what flowery delights are in season at this time of year.
As you know we love texture here at Joanne Truby Floral Design and winter is no exception, in fact with so much to get our hands on at this time of year we are literally in our element. Lover of all things woodland? Then you will adore winter, foliage wise you have a huge choice of branches & twigs (natural or sprayed) available twisted willow, birch and pussy willow to name just a few. Pine; white fir and blue pine being popular. Cotton, and eucalyptus pods which have a silvery white tone to them, perfect for festive arrangements. Berry wise you have viburnum. A personal favourite being the blue ones which have a shiny metallic tinge to them, hard to believe how clever mother nature is sometimes. Rosy red Ilex berries have a great size head & are brilliant for festive wreaths and centre pieces. Holly, a traditional favourite along with mistletoe (pukka up) and laurel.
Flower wise hellebore’s start to come back into season during November, and are a rather underrated flower (in my opinion) that often get overshadowed by other varieties and I don’t know why they are so pretty, don’t you think? Available in white (as pictured below) pale pink and burgundy.
Those of you who follow our instagram feed will know how much we adore ranunculus, so happy to see these back in season, they are so blooming gorgeous! Available in a vast array of colours; pinks, reds, yellow, orange, purples and burgundies you are literally spoiled for choice. The cloni ranunculus variety have larger size heads too & although a little on the pricey side they are so worth the money!
Anemone’s can also be found during the winter months, it’s best to buy them when their more tightly closed as they are more fresh &will last longer, they normally take a few days to open up. Other flowers in season include; euphorbia another favourite of mine its small dainty flower heads make it a great filler. Genista or as it is more commonly known as broom, another great filler. We have been obsessed with the white variety recently incorporating into wintry designs as it has a snowy look to it. Of course Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Amaryllis, a favourite for festive designs and to give as presents. One stem has several large size flower heads once more it is a long lasting flower too and therefore perfect for office contacts too.
Hopefully this has given you a good idea of what is available during the winter months. What flowers will you have in your home this Christmas? Do you have traditional favourites that you opt for each year or do you like to have something different?