As a wedding florist I get so excited about every season change… In fact I say ‘Oh this has be my favourite time year’ every time a flower comes back! I must admit this season truly is my favourite, I think its because a have fewer weddings this time of year and therefore get to work with the product a lot less so it makes it more exciting and exotic! So in no particular order here are my favourite specimens…
Anemone… Just look at them! What’s not to like. The thin layer of blousy petals with the deep black pollen centre. They work so well as a feature flower with in a bridal bouquet or table centre piece, they really draw the eye into the design with that beautiful centre.
I do have a little crush on this bad boy… Beautifully scented Syringa other wise known as ‘Lilac’… Don’t be fooled by their delicate little flowers, this is a statement flower and rivals the very much loved Hydrangea, in fact I think I will name this the winter Hydrangea! I love to team these with more dominate focal flowers while they soften into the background creating lots of texture and depth.
I think everyone I know loves these… Ranunculus or ranuncaduncs as I like to call them, Don’t ask! These blousy delicate little things are just the perfect way to create texture within a bridal bouquet. I must admit they are better featured in close up work, they tend to get lost in larger arrangements, and the colour range is magnificent!
My heart flutters just a little when I see these little fellas… Hellebore. Again I love to incorporate them into bridal bouquets or shorter wild looking table arrangements. They have such a wonderful wilty look to them which hang perfectly creating natural shapes to my designs. Once again the colour range is so beautiful with moody hues and speckled finishes.
Another favourite is the dainty little blue Muscari. The colour is just so pretty and I love to run my fingers over the textured spiky flowers. There’s not a huge range of blue flowers in the florist world and these add the perfect pop of colour in the winter season.
Lastly the much loved Tulip. Every year I say to my husband ‘please don’t buy me roses, grab a bunch of tulips’. I just love nothing better than a vase simply packed with tulips and nothing else! They don’t need it. They’re a flower that just keep giving, they grow and change right before your eyes, even when you think they really should go in the bin they’ll gently curl over the side of the vase with their last breath of life looking as sexy as ever! The variety of textures, shapes and colours make these an awesome product to play with too.