Thursday, January 19, 2012

Local Flowers on a Cold January Afternoon

This morning, despite the cold temperatures, I headed out to pick up flowers for some of this weeks arrangements. I know that most people think that locally grown flowers are not available in January-but they’re wrong!

The flowers I picked up this morning are just beautiful!  It’s easy to understand why one of my new fave color combinations is red and purple! There weren’t many available, but I only needed a few of these anemones to really make an impact.IMG_3892

I used a couple of these early blooming hyacinths (with the bulbs on) to make a simple, fragrant arrangement for Apothecary Spa.

IMG_3896The surprise of the day was that we got two big bunches of the wine colored calla lilies from M and M Plants. They paired up beautifully in these two arrangements.

IMG_3901 The first arrangement has them paired with pussy willow, tulips, anemones and salvia.

IMG_3904 The second is a little lighter in color with the addition of the cream colored stock. Both arrangements were super fun to make and definitely took the chill off of this bitter cold day.

Thanks to Farmhouse Flowers, M and M Plants and Seaberry Farm for this week’s flowers and branches. You guys ROCK!

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