Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy holidays! Season’s greetings! Peace on Earth! There are myriad ways to express the joy of the holiday season — in salutations and décor. Here are some of our favorites.
“I love using ornithugalum and nerine because they are so delicate, uniquely shaped and fill space in any design,” said Stephanie Herron, creative director of Scott’s Flowers in New York City. “Their clean, elegant stems offer beauty in both compact and wild arrangements.”
Another fashion-forward seasonal selection? ‘Kaaps Platystar’ leucadendron, which bears a slight resemblance to pinecones. “They are hardy, lend a fresh green color and have absolutely the coolest texture!” said Herron. “They really create a point of interest.”
2018 Sylvia Cup first runner up Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, of Beach Plum Flower Shop in Newburyport, Massachusetts, loves proteas for the holidays.
“Our customers invest in a base of greens around Thanksgiving and add or change flowers periodically throughout the season,” she said. “People appreciate proteas’ longevity and they love their unique shapes and textures.”
Check out additional holiday selections in the Nov/Dec issue of Floral Management.
Katie Hendrick Vincent is the senior contributing editor of Floral Management magazine.