Winter Decorations | Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter (PART 2)


* This is PART TWO of a two-part article about “Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter”. PART ONE can be found here.

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

# Few flowers sum up winter more precisely than snowdrops and Christmas roses. Hellebores can be difficult to get to flower at the right time, often needing protection from slugs, snails and winter mud splashes to keep them pristine. Many other hellebore hybrids are easier to grow and just as beautiful.

Snowdrops are simple and they need nothing more than a twig or two of ivy or an evergreen leaf mixed with them. Display them in a small vase — white china is ideal — and enjoy their green and white innocence and delicacy. Several snowdrop-filled small containers can look more effective than a mass of flowers crowded into one larger bowl.

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

# In the midst of winter, the garden offers some of the most beautiful, delicate and perfumed flowers of the year, including miniature iris in shades of mauve and purple and deep yellow which last well as cut flowers. Many winter-flowering shrubs have the most sweetly scented blossoms flowering on their bare stems. Just a sprig or two of wintersweet or winter honeysuckle will fill the room with fragrance. There are other colorful plants to be used to brighten up your living area such as cyclamen, winter jasmine and tiny winter-flowering crocus. Display all these winter flowers simply in the smallest lacquer glasses and enjoy the blooms indoor, safe from frost, drenching rain and greedy snails.

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

# Winter pansies are widely grown and sold as outdoor plants to fill tubs and containers in the garden during the winter months. They make excellent short-term plants for indoor, too. And once you have enjoyed their flowers for a while, the plants can be put out into the garden to take their chance and perhaps flower again.

Pansies are best put singly into suitable containers or several massed into one larger pot. They don’t look nearly as good mixed with other kinds of plants. Look for smaller flowers, closer to a viola, on longish stems. Colors are also wonderful — deep velvet purple and blue, burnt orange, yellow, burgundy and white.

Choose robust-looking containers made from terracotta or metal. Glasses or delicate china do not seem appropriate and whatever you choose must suitable to contain the soil-filled pot in which the pansy is growing. Single colors or shades look better than many different ones together.

Winter flowers have their own subtle but quite compelling kind of charm, so explore your garden to seek out these treasures. Wish you have fun with your own flower arrangements for this holiday season.

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

Floral Arrangement Ideas for Winter

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