Winter Floral Arrangements
When one thinks of the winter, fresh cut flowers usually don’t come to mind. However, what most don’t know is that there are plenty of beautiful blooms in season even during the chillier months.
Garden plants such as some mahonias, flowering quince, snowdrops, winterberry, witch hazel, camellia, and Christmas roses are beautiful additions to any winter garden, and will bring a fresh, colorful, and lively addition to any floral arrangement.
When it comes to making floral arrangements during the winter time, it’s important to remember to incorporate seasonal plants and flowers, as well as bringing in some year-round staples to help round out the look you’re going for. Here are a few inspiring floral arrangements tips that are perfect for winter!
Red, red, red!
Red is absolutely the color of the season, but this doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to poinsettias! In fact, forget about them altogether, and take a new approach to your winter floral decor! Red amaryllis, carnations, anemones, ranunculus, parrot tulips, primroses, and cyclamen should be adequate substitutions bursting with velvety red and scarlet hues.
All about that Vase
Sometimes, when it comes to floral arrangements, the vase is just as much the star as the plants inside of it. Winter arrangements typically call for vessels that are simple. Copper vases with a rusted element can compliment any red-hued bouquet beautifully, while a combination of simple white vintage and contemporary vessels can spice up a more neutral-toned arrangement. Golds, silvers, and whites are absolutely the colors of the season when it comes to ideal vases.
Incorporate Seasonal Elements
The winter offers some colorful and rustic additions that can help spice up any floral arrangements. Lush blossoms of phalaenopsis orchids go beautifully with citrus branches and will have you dreaming of summer sun. The red-tinged leaves of Chinese evergreens really brightens up any winter arrangement, especially those utilizing red-toned blossoms. Holly, winter-berry, and red twig dogwood paired with vivid red tulips creates an elegant yet festive winter bouquet. Pro tip: dust blue Atlas cedar branches with a touch of silver or gold spray paint, and pair them with white spider mums and seeded eucalyptus. You’ll have a unique yet timeless arrangement to show off for all.