The Delightful 5: Winter Florals

Winter Floral Peony

Most of us are aware that watermelon is sweetest in the summer and that pumpkin is most flavorful in the fall (okay honestly, how could we miss it at this point). But how much do we know about seasonal flowers?

I thought I knew a lot. Sunflowers must be a summer thing, poinsettias in the winter, those mini pumpkins that grow on twigs, fall, of course! But when I was researching flowers for our wedding and was told I couldn't have every dream flower I found on Pinterest, I realized how little I knew. Perhaps you have a green thumb, or have gone beyond pinning every pretty flower photo you find (my people). But if you're anything like I was, you'll be happy to hear that after reading up on the best florals that bloom in the winter, I have some important information worth imparting...#alliteration. 

Below is a list of 5 favorites for you to pick up for centerpieces, hostess gifts, or a little something happy on your bedside table.


Winter Florals Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Meaning and symbolism:  
pride, determination, and radiant beauty

Good for:
a simple bouquet, hostess gift for your "radiantly beautiful" friends


Winter Florals Paperwhites

Paperwhite Narcissus

Meaning and symbolism:
respect, modesty and faithfulness

Good for:
window blooms, gifting a bulb in a mason jar


Winter Florals Peony

Peony

Meaning and symbolism:
known as the flower of riches and honor, regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage

Good for:
Christmas decor - add to fresh wreaths or trees, trim stems and place blooms in red holiday mugs


Winter Florals Roses

Rose

Meaning and symbolism:
red-
enduring passion
white-
humility and innocence
yellow-
expressing friendship and joy
pink-
gratitude, appreciation and admiration
orange-
enthusiasm and desire
white lilac and purple-
enchantment and love at first sight

Good for:
adding to mantle or door swag, adding white blooms to glass vases filled with cranberries


Winter Florals Magnolia Leaves

Magnolia Leaves

Meaning and symbolism:
The magnolia tree meaning is attached with the symbols of perseverance, nobility, beauty, sweetness, dignity and love of nature. 

Good for:
clearly for table runners (isn't this amazing!), wreaths, mantle swag, centerpieces


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