I love the holiday season, but this year is especially spectacular. Not only did it snow this weekend, but the temperature in Eugene has stayed cold enough to keep it looking like a winter wonderland! A week into December, and with the lovely evergreens surrounding Eugene laden with the white, fluffy precipitation; the streets and rooftops snow-covered, the season has announced itself: Christmas is here!
This year, along with my usual reasons for loving the season – putting a tree up and dressing it up for the season; the festive decorations and lights around town; holiday shopping and wrapping (or bagging) gifts; anticipating fun family get-togethers; watching people go by all bundled up against the cold; Christmas music – I get to add a couple of new ones to my list: the scrunch of footsteps in the snow; snow blowing off branches and swirling in the breeze against a blue winter sky. But I always come back to an old favorite: the red, white and green flowers we work with in the store. When the snow-tinted pine cones and Christmas greenery come out at work, it’s easy to get inspired, so I thought I’d give you a glimpse of some red, white and green floral inspiration at Dandelions:
Green and white kale adds fantastic texture to any arrangement you add it to.
The big, beautiful and exotic blooms of cymbidium orchids with their deep red throats are a great attention-grabber.
Deep red ranunculus, with its lovely, ruffly petals.
I never get tired of the wild allure of bells of Ireland. Their height is perfect for a showy, seasonal design.
Red dogwood is also great for height in an arrangement. It’s woodsy red tint is perfect for the season.
Red poinsettias are a Christmas icon! Their bold beauty add festivity to anyone’s holiday decor.
Exotic, bright red anthuriums, if you’re looking for something different, and dramatic!
Wintery-white fuji mums!
White poinsettias! Another winter holiday beauty!
I love the elegance that white dendrobium orchids bring to an arrangement.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!