Festive Flowers for a Dazzling Winter Bouquet or Centerpiece

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While most people claim winter is their least favorite season due to the wicked weather, there is so much to appreciate at the end of the year. Winter is full of holidays and family gatherings that fill us with happiness and gratitude. Whatever you celebrate, a wintery bouquet will be a cheerful addition to any decor.

Thanks to online shopping and fast global shipping, we can buy almost any type of flower throughout the year. We’ve put together a selection of cool blue and white flowers that evoke the best of winter. Create an arrangement focusing on these beauties to celebrate the season of family and fun.

Tall stalks of delphinium make a bold statement as the star of any floral arrangement. Also known as larkspur, these members of the buttercup family are readily available in cool shades of blue and indigo. One of the few, true blue flowers, delphinium evokes scenes of winter with its stems of star-shaped blooms. Be cautious if you have curious pets, as larkspur can cause illness if ingested.

Icy blue or white hydrangeas are a great choice to symbolize winter weather. Lace cap varieties are generally flat with small star-shaped flowers. Mop head hydrangeas are reminiscent of snowballs, composed of clusters of hundreds of tiny blooms. Hydrangeas are also quite attractive when the flowers dry, which may extend the life of your bouquet.

Often used as a filler in bouquets, delicate baby’s breath deserves a place in the winter floral arrangement. The multitude of tiny white flowers resembles swirling, drifting snow. Baby’s breath is long-lasting and dries nicely once cut.

Stars of Bethlehem are named for their star-like shape. These white blossoms also remind us of little snowflakes. The bulbs are usually forced, a method of growing flower bulbs indoors. When they are done blooming, Stars of Bethlehem should be stored in a cool, dark location so they can be planted in the garden the following year.

Pure white Asiatic lilies also resemble snowflakes, on a larger scale. These elegant six-petaled flowers are unscented, making them ideal for people with allergies and sensitivities. Asiatic lilies are known for being rugged, and with proper care they can last two weeks or more once cut.

Floral arrangements aren’t just limited to flowers. Add glittery snowflakes or bells to make your bouquet more festive. Celebrate the solstice, a winter birthday, or give a friend flowers “just because”. A cheerful gesture, these heart-warming flowers might even help to keep the winter chill away!

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