Winter blooms

Autumn is always a brief season in the world of floristry, as festivities start early for Christmas. Many think Winter is a cold, drab and dull season. But although it may be cold, it is far from drab and dull in the florist shop!

We are fortunate that with the Dutch markets, where flowers grown world wide are available to all countries, many flowers are obtainable all year round – we could even have tulips in July and peonies in November if we really wanted! But there are a few seasonal treats that really signal Winter is here to be enjoyed!

And top that with all the early Spring blooms that start arriving too – tulips, iris, hyacinth, daffodils, scented narcissus, ranunculus… oh, I can hardly wait!

Autumn

One day it feels like Autumn is here, the next Summer has her last hurrah… but that hint of a chill in the air has me thinking about the coming season, and anticipating the beauty to come.

And what a riot of beauty the next season is! Although associated with things coming to an end – warmth edging away, leaves dropping with their usefulness gone, birds departing for sunnier climates, nature handles this period majestically. Not only strong vibrant colours and interesting textures, but its the season for wonderful tropicals too.

Just makes me want to put a jumper on, have a hot cuppa and slice of spiced carrot cake, and get busy creating!

 

Images: 1: First Edition Plants, 2: flickr.com, 3: The Reading Residence, 4: petitfleurevents, 5: backyardsclick, 6: botanicalbrohaha, 7: Via Volunteers, 8: Guide To Houseplants. All via Pinterest