Flowers and other plants are an important—if not entirely intuitive—part of a lot of décor that pops up around the holidays. Lauren Mathis, marketing and communications manager of Woodbury’s Woodlane Flowers, shares some tips to prepare and care for your winter floral creations.
“Most people think that holiday/winter arrangements need to be green and red, but white flowers arranged with winter greens make for an elegant winter arrangement,” Mathis says.
For green, the options are endless—think outside the evergreen box. “Green cymbidium orchids accent well with seasonal winter greens and are long lasting,” Mathis says. “Their popularity has grown in recent years for their modern look and vibrant color.”
Noble fir, white pine and cedar, Mathis says, are also timeless green options. And if you’re still hankering after a classic red flower, try the amaryllis, a red bulb plant that can be bought as a blooming potted plant or added to a cut-flower arrangement.
When it comes to decorating your holiday table, low-height arrangements, maybe more than one, put a modern twist on typical centerpieces, Mathis says.
And how about classic poinsettias? Make sure the soil stays moist to the touch, and know that overwatering is the most common reason for plants’ demise, says Mathis. Keep poinsettias in a well-lit area, even in a window if it’s not too drafty.
If you’re looking to order a winter arrangement from Woodlane Flowers, the more advance notice you can provide, the better. “However, after 40 years, we’ve built our business to respond to and delight customers and clients,” Mathis says. “So if it’s last minute, let us know, [because] we design and deliver every day.” —Kelly Allen
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