A guide to the best blooms to buy in winter
7 Aug 2014 11:24 AM
Posted by Amanda Costin
The flowers to buy when the weather is cold.
There’s nothing quite like filling your home with fresh florals or giving (and receiving!) them as gifts, as Amanda Costin from wildwaxyflorals tells us. Some of us have a soft spot for peonies while others can’t go past a gorgeous bunch of hydrangeas, but unfortunately not all our favourite flowers are available year-round - they're seasonal, which is why it's important to know (especially for brides) what is easiest (and most cost-effective) to get your hands on each season.
What’s in season in winter
There are some beautiful blooms in season at the moment, and early morning visits to the flower markets are definitely worth it.
Here are some of my favourites in season right now:
- Blushing Brides
- Queen Anne’s Lace
- Sweet Pea
When choosing cut flowers, it’s best to follow a few simple steps to ensure you are taking home the freshest blooms:
1) Stems should be green and smooth, not discoloured and slimy.
2) Flowers with faded colours, transparent petals or petals that are turning brown and/or wilting should not be purchased.
3) Choose flowers with buds that are just starting to open, not fully blown.
4) Select flowers with healthy looking leaves.
Now you’re well equipped to head to the flower markets with confidence – enjoy your fresh blooms!
What are your favourite flowers? Do you visit the flower markets to buy them?