Whimsy in the winter: A guide to seasonal flowers
You may not associate winter with blossoming flowers, but this is the perfect time to incorporate some bright plants in to your life. As the days get shorter, the trees become bare and the temperatures drastically drop, things can seem a bit dreary outside. What better way to liven things up in your home than with beautiful blooms? As with anything else, though, the season indicates what's in style and fitting for your decor. While you might have been eager to place pink tulips and sunny yellow Gerbera daisies in your house during the warm summer months, the winter calls for a different arrangement.
Here are some of the winter seasonal flowers you should consider for brightening up your home:
Dreaming of some gentle snowfall this holiday? Consider an arrangement with all white flowers, which look elegant and emulate the flakes you're hoping to see outside your window. Crème roses and carnations are an ideal choice, and white Oriental lilies as well as alstroemeria make a breathtaking addition. Don't forget that other white accents can give the arrangement an unexpected flair. For example, satin ribbons, painted pinecones or even sparkly snowflake decorations all add some intrigue to the monochromatic display.
Or, you could always go for simplicity with white tulips set in an array of aromatic white pine.
A burst of cheer
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't bring in some vibrant blossoms. In fact, you just may need a little color in your life at this time of year. Delicate purple hydrangea, lavender sinuata statice and light pink spray roses are perfectly appropriate for the season, and have a playful and feminine vibe that give any room a fresh feel. Fresh bupleurum and pittosporum add a touch of greenery that can break up all of the pink and purple in this kind of arrangement.
Merry and bright
May your days be merry and bright - with vibrant red Christmas blossoms. Crimson carnations are a must when you want a more striking bouquet, and of course, red roses have a classic romance that can warm up any home. Flowers aren't the only way to incorporate the color red into your arrangement, though. Red berries add a fun surprise and give the bouquet some texture. You might also consider tying lush red velvet ribbon around the vase.
Let It Snow bouquet
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