3 Types of Flowers to Use for Winter Decorating

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3 Types of Flowers to Use for Winter Decorating

Staff Writer · Nov 12, 2010

Winter decorating is an extremely fun task that is often also a family tradition. Creating a floral centerpiece is a great way to decorate for the season in your own unique way. Using seasonal flowers is essential to creating appropriate winter décor. There are genres to consider when using flowers in your winter decorating.

1. Typical Traditional Flowers

There are several types of traditional winter flowers. Poinsettias, ivy, holly and evergreen are most commonly thought of when thinking of seasonal winter flowers. Because of their hardy nature, color and meanings these flowers are present at most holiday gatherings and in holiday floral arrangements.

2. Atypical Traditional Flowers

There are several types of flowers that are not so holiday oriented. Chrysanthemums and amaryllis flowers are also seasonal and meaningful, but not tied so closely to religious celebrations. Consider combining these flowers with the typical greenery of the season, such as ivy, for a wintrier and less holiday feel.

3. Non-Traditional Flowers

While the aforementioned flowers are most typically used, that does not mean they are the only ones available during the winter season. Because of international commerce, practically any flower is available at any time. Still, though, this does not mean that all flowers will look appropriate when used in its off-season.

Carnations, roses and lilies are great flowers to use in your winter decorating. Because of their availability in almost any color, carnations are a great way to fill in space in another arrangement containing traditional flowers that will also tone down the arrangement’s holiday feel. Black magic, white and red roses are hardy flowers that blend nicely with other flowers. White stargazer lilies are reminiscent of snowfalls and are therefore also perfect for winter decorating.

However, keep in mind that, while appropriate, some of these non-traditional flowers may not blend well with the seasonal greenery. Winter greenery need be thicker and darker than the greenery used in arrangements in other seasons. Because of this, certain types may work better with your chosen flowers than others. Make sure to hold any flowers and greenery together prior to purchasing to get an idea of how they will appear when combined.

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