Winter Wonderland

You've started layering up, have the heater going all day and probably have to throw a bucket of water on your windscreen every morning. Yup, winter is here! 

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Via instagram @jensphotodiary

Fresh flowers & winter are not usually something you would think go hand in hand, but this time of year brings out some stunning flowers who just love the cold!

Some beautiful blooms you can expect to see around during the chilly months include:

Hellebores.

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Via instagram @juliapetreski

Also known as Winter Rose, hellebores are a stunning little bloom perfect to fill a vase or scattered amongst other blooms in a posy. They are a very hardy garden plant but need a bit of extra care as a cut flower.

 

Poppies.

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Ah, poppies. Those beautiful, crepe-papery petals full of vibrant colour and texture. Poppies are a long-standing favourite of mine and its not hard to see why. They are so delicate, yet long lasting, and their crazy bright colours are just so cheery on a bleak winters day. We have poppies in store every day for only $10 a bunch!

 

Kale.

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Yep, the vegetable! Ornamental kale looks particularly striking in any design, are long lasting (3+ weeks!) and are available in purple, white, pinks & green with flat or ruffled leaves. They are not edible (please don't try) and need daily care, unless you want your house to smell like cabbage! By simply changing the water each day you will get the most out of these big, bold beauties. 

 

Hyacinth. 

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Sweetly scented spikes of tiny little blooms, available in an array of vibrant colours. The cut flower is long lasting if kept in a cool place, and the delicate little blooms have the most beautiful scent and look amazing en mass in a vase. 

 

Sweet Peas. 

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Meaning 'delicate pleasures' in the Victorian Language of Flowers, these are truly a delicate little pleasure! Scented paper thin petals on spindly, whimsical tendrilled stems make sweet little posy fillers. Also recently featured in Pippa Middleton's bouquet!

 

Blushing Brides. 

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These tiny little proteas are often overlooked but are always stunning addition to any arrangement. I love them so much I have written a feature on them which you can read here

You can find these blooms plus many more in store and in our posy jars & bespoke bouquets online all throughout the winter months! 

Rhi x