Advent of Flowers - Part 1 - Juno and Joy

Advent of Flowers – Part 1

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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4 Freesia
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

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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

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6 Skimmia
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?

♥ Sarah

//Credits: Images by Leanne Dixon Photography//Concept and florals, Blue Sky Flowers.

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