I am so excited to to be publishing today’s offerings…a wonderfully creative idea! The brain-child of Liz Inigo Jones from Blue Sky Flowers to showcase yet more beautiful floral inspiration and to educate in regards to availability, seasonality and shades; with all featured flowers perfect for a festive wedding celebration, I give you an Advent of Flowers:
1 Guelder (Viburnum Opulus)
This soft, delicate puffball of a flower first appears as a lime green pom pom and gradually over time changes to a pale creamy white. It is a fabulous flower to use in Spring and Summer and in the Autumn provides bright red berries and reddish leaves
2 Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
These striking flowers can add drama to a display throughout Autumn into early Spring. They come in a wonderful range of colours from pale creamy white through pink and peach to light, medium, bright and darkest red/plum – and a few stripey versions along the way
3 Eryngium (Sea Holly)
These softly spikey flowers are a Marmite flower – you love or hate them! In purple shades or greenish-white, they are an interesting addition to many bouquets. Available pretty much year round
With their delicate scent and wide range of colours – red, yellow, white, purple, lilac – the Freesia is one of the most popular and widely recognised flowers available
5 Antirrhinum (Snapdragon)
One of those mainstay flowers that is around for much of the year, this long lasting bloom comes in white, lemon, pale and dark pink, burgundy and a peachy-orange
Offering up red or green flowers in late Summer-Autumn and red berries in Winter months, this evergreen shrub is almost a hybrid of a flower and a foliage.
Part 2 coming up tomorrow lovelies and our feature will be running right up until Christmas eve!
Which is your favourite so far?