By Delilah Onofrey, Suntory Flowers
Photographs courtesy of Suntory Flowers
As temperatures dip, now is the perfect time to bring nature indoors. Holidays bring beautiful plants and inspiration we need to make spirits bright.
Traditional floral centerpieces are nice and contained. The same is true for planted dish gardens, mixing seasonal bloomers with green foliage plants.
One hot trend is creating a looser, more spread-out floral display down the center of a table, called a tablescape. This can be achieved by repeating a few of the same plant in matching containers while incorporating natural and decorative accents. Coordinate with table linens and dishes when hosting company or go for a more natural everyday look.
Princettia euphorbias are an excellent choice for tablescapes because they are shorter in stature and well branched, creating a naturally compact centerpiece look with multiple flower clusters. A typical Christmas poinsettia is too tall for most tablescapes, unless you choose the 4-inch pots or minis. With Princettia varieties, you get a fuller plant in a smaller size in designer colors – pure white, cranberry red and vibrant pinks. They look great mixed together in larger or more oblong containers.
By Heirloom Roses
Photographs courtesy of Heirloom Roses
In many areas of the country this is an excellent time to prune roses. Although rose pruning may seems daunting, it’s not hard to learn and the results are well worth the effort. For an informative article on rose pruning, click here .
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