Sure, everyone likes the red, white, and green flowers that make up winter arrangements, but what about the greens? Greenery used in the winter can elevate a design from a standard arrangement to a spectacular winter-themed design. So what kind of greens are used in the winter to make these arrangements?
White pine is the longer-needled pine often seen during the colder months. Despite its sharp needles, this green actually adds a softer, willowy look to an arrangement.
In contrast to white pine, princess pine has short, tight needles that add structure to a piece.
While wild type holly has leaves that are fully green, variegated holly has been developed to have a cream piping around the edges to stand out against other greens. Plus, the bright red berries add a colorful pop to an arrangement!
Seeded eucalyptus is available year round, but it really shines in winter designs. The faded green also looks wonderful as a garland on a mantel or table.
So, next time you get a winter arrangement, look at the greens as well as the flowers, they might be just as pretty!
-Your flower (and greens!) loving friends at Hummingbird Floral and Gift.