09 Nov Blue pine, baubles and all things Christmas!
It’s finally here…!!!? Christmas is such a great time of year to be part of this fascinating industry. I know it still seems a bit early to be getting over-excited about festive decor but Christmas here at Bloomsbury Flowers starts mid-November purely because of the Christmas parties that take place in many of the venues we work in.
Nothing quite fires up the glow of Christmas as much as that first sniff of blue pine at the wholesalers and our fingers start itching to make fresh pine wreaths and garlands.? We offer fresh wreaths from the start of December; all the designs are bespoke, naturally, but do call or email us if you have a particular colour theme you might like us to follow.
Scent and texture are a major part of our decorations and we like to make sure we include lots of natural elements in our designs such as pine cones, cinnamon bundles, dried sliced and whole fruit. Of course, we use baubles too and we will have a range of them for you to come and browse through in our Covent Garden store.
Flowers to start to look out for are ranunculas, tulips, and jewel-coloured anemones. If you want taller, more structural flowers then you must think about the majestic amaryllis. You only need between 5-7 stems in one vase to make a stunning and long-lasting arrangement. Of course, this is the time of year when foliage comes into its own with holly, berried ivy, hypericum berries in many colours as well as many varieties of pine. Rosemary is a great addition to any arrangement adding scent and texture to the design.
The number of weddings at this time of year has really increased and it’s such fun working with couples who are happy to embrace the Christmas spirit within the designs of their flowers. Frosty whites with subtle touches of gold or silver offset by glossy greens make for glamorous and elegant arrangements.
So, do pop in to see us and have a rummage around our decorations – you never know what you might find…