How to choose the perfect bouquet for Winter
by Dawn Sweetman on Jan 11, 2023
Winter bouquets can bring a touch of warmth and color to the cold, gray days of the winter season. While many traditional summer and spring flowers are not available during the winter, there are still plenty of options for creating beautiful and unique bouquets.
One popular choice for winter bouquets is evergreens, such as pine, holly, and boxwood. These hardy plants can provide a lush, green backdrop for other winter flowers. Berries, such as holly berries and cranberries, can add a pop of color and a festive touch to a winter bouquet.
Another popular option for winter bouquets are flowers that can be forced to bloom indoors, such as paperwhites, amaryllis, and poinsettias. These flowers can be planted in the fall and will bloom in time for the winter months, adding a touch of brightness to the short days.
Roses, carnations and lilies are also popular choices for winter bouquet as they can also be forced to bloom indoors in the winter. Chrysanthemums and lisianthus are also available in the winter as well.
Other flowers that can be used to create a winter bouquet include cyclamen, which have delicate, pink, purple or white flowers and heart-shaped leaves. Hellebores, also known as Christmas roses, have cup-shaped flowers that come in shades of white, pink, purple and green, and are often used as fillers in bouquets.
In addition to traditional flowers, other natural elements such as branches, cones, and bark can be added to create a wintery, rustic feel.
When designing a winter bouquet, it's important to consider the colors and textures of the flowers and other elements. A mix of warm and cool colors, such as red and white, can create a striking contrast. Adding in various textures, such as smooth berries and rough pine cones, can add depth and interest.
Overall, a winter bouquet can be a wonderful way to brighten up a room and bring a touch of warmth to the cold days of winter. With so many options available, it's easy to create a unique and beautiful bouquet that will be enjoyed for weeks to come.