During the wintertime, there’s no substitution to having a sweet smelling and breathtakingly beautiful holiday arrangement on your table. At this time of year, when the air gets colder and the scent of pine is in the air, a lovely centerpiece showcasing seasonal flowers and greens is one of the best ways to show your holiday spirit. Including colorful ornaments to your arrangement will really bring out the greens and add a nice change of texture. Holiday-themed floral designs usually comprise of all the different elements of wintertime to create a warm and nostalgic symbol of the season.
One of the special attributes about holiday and wintertime arrangements is that the greens play a more significant role in these pieces than in any other season. This is great for a few reasons; the fresh aroma, they make a nice backdrop for your flowers, and greens are an economical filler for any arrangement. Incorporate fresh greens such as Holly, Pine, Juniper, Cedar, Eucalyptus, and Magnolia in your designs to give it a timeless look. Berries and pinecones are also commonly used in holiday arrangements because of their seasonality and texture. Red Rosehips or berries that are attached to greens like Cedar are the most popular options. Your flower choice depends upon your tastes. There’s been a growing trend to do flower arrangements that are more contemporary and wild for the holidays. Using taller flowers are atypical season colors are an easy way to achieve that. But traditional holiday arrangements are always a pleasing addition to your decor. For those arrangements, red and white flowers reign supreme. When matched with your greens, those colors will pop beautifully. Soft colors like pink and purple can also be incorporated to add a bit of flare to your design. Flowers that are commonly seen in traditional Christmas centerpieces include Roses, Hydrangea, Spider Mums, Lilies, Snapdragons, and Carnations. Big and bold flowers will brighten up any room.
The use of candles in holiday arrangements is an alluring and chic addition, even if it’s never to be lit. Candles can provide an extra touch of color and texture to complete your centerpiece. Now the only question that remains is which container to choose for your arrangement. It’s important to keep the season in mind when selecting vases. Decorative gold and silver containers are the conventional options, but wooden and glass containers will always look classy. In fact, most holiday arrangements don’t call for vases at all. Simply place your arrangement in a plastic tray or dish with floral foam and cover the exposed areas with your fresh greens. This method tends to be the most popular because it’s virtually maintenance free and keeps the design low enough for your guests to clearly see over it. You can find all the different types and styles of containers that would be great for your holiday design on our website.
Holiday arrangements can offer your home a garnish of vivid color, sweet fragrance, and admirable beauty that captures the essence of wintertime. Coupled with a wreath, decorative ornaments, candle holders and garlands, a wonderful holiday centerpiece will be the pinnacle of your decor.
Are you bored of the same old plants around your house? Are you bad at keeping things alive? The solution is here! Air Plants, also known as Tillandsias are very affordable, easy to take care of and there are plenty of different styles to choose from. Take the hassle out of maintaining your plants. These plants actually get all of the nutrients and water they need to survive from the air, hence their name. No soil is required. Instead, they attach themselves to trees, rocks, fences or other structures. Air plants do not rely on these hosts for survival; they only use them for a place to secure their roots.
An interesting fact about Air Plants is that they actually help to clean the air. There was a University study that showed that Tillandsias can clean the air around them and remove more of the airborne particles than any other plant on earth. This is also how they stay alive and get their nourishment. Native to Central & South America, Air Plants can also grow in tropical states such as California, Florida, Georgia and Texas.
Air Plants come in over 550 different varieties and each one is similar in the way they grow but so different among the different species. The plants will usually have a flower that blooms and has a vibrant violet color. Most Tillandsias require bright diffused sunlight or fluorescent lighting. Water them by misting them several times per week as well as a good soak every other week. Place the entire plant into a bucket or bowl of water for several minutes up to an hour. Bottled water and tap water work the best but do not use distilled water. Shake off excess water when putting the Air Plants back in their homes. With proper care, you will have great success with these easy to care for plants!
Are you bored of the same old plants around your house? Are you bad at keeping things alive? The solution is here! Air Plants, also known as Tillandsias are very affordable, easy to take care of and there are plenty of different styles to choose from.
Currently, dish gardens are very popular and can be incorporated into all styles of home decor. Ranging in different sizes and containing many assorted plants, the dish garden possibilities are endless. For this blog we will be switching it up and we are not going to teach you step by step like we usually do. We want you to take the ideas you see from our photos and use your own creativity to make the dish gardens. The only way you can get better, is if you practice. We will give you some hints, but arranging the gardens is all up to you. Planters, sand, shells, airplants, rocks and other supplies can all be found on our website!
Here are a few tips to consider when creating your dish garden:
- Try not to mix plants that need a lot of water with plants that don’t require much water. For example, overwatering orchids will kill them.
- Make sure to research how much sunlight certain plants should have. Don’t mix sun happy plants with plants that don’t need sunlight.
- Using faux succulents and flowers will look good too! Check them out here!
- If you have any questions or need some more inspiration call us or come into our store and talk to one of our experienced floral designers.
- Have fun creating!
Currently, dish gardens are a very popular and can be incorporated into all styles of home decor. Ranging in different sizes and containing many assorted plants, the dish garden possibilities are endless.