Amaryllis look stunning by themselves in a vase, without needing accent flowers to pull them together. Give them as much height as possible for a striking look that lets them bloom longer, suggests Nic Faitos, senior partner with Starbright Floral Design. Pick a candy striped red and white one for your candy cane lane, or mix and match colours for a sophisticated look. “I like combining red and burgundy amaryllis together and playing with textures and hue,” says Faitos. “Think a deep burgundy next to a fire-truck red.”
“Hydrangeas are another flower that just bursts with festivity around the holidays,” says Faitos. They come in a range of colours, so feel free to venture away from the traditional red, green and white. Light pink or purple paired with silver can be just as festive, says Faitos.
A dozen red roses might sound more Valentine than Christmas, but roses can make a gorgeous bouquet during the holiday season too. Shorter stems and additions like pinecones or ornaments give them a whole new presentation. “Things that are made low and lush around Christmastime or any of the winter holidays would not fit around Valentine’s Day,” says Faitos. “It’s the same flower, but a completely different look.”
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