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Liven up your home on dreary winter days with flowers

Winter flowers are a great way to bring the outdoors in during winter.  From single arrangements to large bunches.  The beauty and fragrance of flowers can liven up a room and make those winter days feel a little less gloomy.

For high visual impact on your sideboard, a console in the front entrance or the kitchen, go for tall winter branches and single varieties of flowers in individual vases at different heights, and keep the colour palette simple or go bold. Good winter blooms for this look are Orchids, Lilies, Delphinium (late), Iris, Birds of Paradise and of course Tulips.

For a smaller arrangement for the centre of a table, on a side table or the coffee table, go for a low fishbowl like vase filled with a mixed varieties of flowers such as Daffodils, Gardenias, Tulips and Sweet Peas. Alternatively bring in a potted cyclamen in a white or bold pink for a splash of colour or small pots of African Violets

If fresh flowers just aren’t your thing, consider some of the silk flowers available now.  Many are so realistic it takes a person to touch them to determine they aren’t real.

Pop the arrangement inside a lantern for something different or a bird cage.

Tip: an odd number of stems are better visually.

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