The Most Wonderful Time of the Year



The arrival of December ushers in a flurry of things-shopping ’til you drop, capturing the perfect picture of your little star at the school pageant, dodging flirty co-workers hanging out under the office mistletoe. For those in the florist business, the month brings a bounty of wintery wonder and marks one of the most specific changes in design. Celebratory rainbow colors, inviting autumnal hues, cutesy pinks and purples are all pushed aside for a generous serving of holiday greens, reds and whites. Though not fully capitalizing on the color wheel, this wintery palette features fabulous textural and varietal diversity. Beyond the iconic poinsettia, the winter floral palette features varieties such as paperwhites, thistle, amaryllis, tulips, hydrangea, holiday cactus, dianthus, and eucalyptus just to name a few. Paired with seasonal flourishes of cedar, Fraser fir, pine cones and berry varieties like ilex and pepper berry, the florals of winter tell a magical story. Drop by the English Garden studio to check out the unexpected bounty of winter. Our talented design team can help you create the perfect bouquet for a seasonal gift, family dinner, or holiday party.