We have finally dusted off the last remnants of pine and glitter from the workshop and recovered from what has been one of Wild at Heart’s busiest Christmas’ to date.
Wild at Heart are now walking into 2017, reveling in the mass of fresh flowers the turn of the year brings. January is a month of delicate paper-like petals, beautiful scented bulbs and strikingly detailed flowers – all of which we have been using to create a mix of feminine arrangements.
Icelandic poppies and their tissue paper like petals are one of our favourite cut flowers at this time of year. Unraveling from a tight bud into handfuls of what looks like crumpled silk, ‘Papaver nudicaule’ are not only strikingly beautiful but also carry a delicious scent. Icelandic poppies can last up to 7 days in an arrangement providing the water is refreshed every 1-2 days. Hellebores other wise known as the ‘Christmas Rose’ due to the fact it reliably flowers around the festive period, derive from the butter-cup family and come in a wide a number of colours, ranging from white though to pink and deep violet. The beautiful bell cup flowers and intricate petals lend themselves perfectly to mixed spring flower arrangements. The Millefeuille of flowers, ranunculus are at their best in January. It is a flower that is said to keep growing in an arrangement as they continue to open and reveal many intricate layers of petals. Available in a wide variety of colours, you can take your pick from fuchsia, pastel pink, orange, red, white, yellow, peachy tones and more.