Flowers for Christmas

Send flowers for Christmas
Christmas flowers

Stems Sicilian Avenue shop window
Stems shop window Christmas 2018
Come and get some flowers for Christmas! We can deliver, or you can visit our beautiful shop in Sicilian Avenue and choose grom a wonderful selection – we will have berries, blue pine, roses, amaryllis, lilies and coloured birch twigs to add sparkle. Whatever your colour scheme this year, we can design a beautiful bouquet for you.
We have lots of Secret Santa plants to choose from, and we supply Christmas displays for your office reception desk or Christmas parties.
We’ve been dressing the shop window with some lovely Christmas lights and wreaths. The spathphyllum (peace lilies), with their white flowers and dark green leaves look pretty, nestled amongst a variety of succulents, cactuses and hanging plants.
Part of the fun of Christmas is the planning – the menu, the colour scheme, the style and the flowers. We look forward to helping you create a perfect Christmas!
Call us on 07932 052411 or email janet@stemsfloraldesign.com
Christmas falls on Tuesday this year. You can buy your flowers on the Friday before, and choose long-lasting lilies, orchids, amaryllis, berries and pine. We can also make you a table centre display, with our without a candle. If you keep the flowers watered, and change the water in vases every other day, your flowers will last well.
We’re giving a wreath making class at ITV next week. We’ll be giving a demo while the ITV staff enjoy a glass of wine.They will then make their own wreath to take home.
If you want to make your own wreath,
You’ll need a wire frame, some moss, string for binding, blue pine and other foliage for the base. You can then decorate with pine cones, berries, bows and sparkly twigs. You can hang the wreath on your door, or use it as a table centre with a big candle in the centre.
Spray mist the wreath to moisten the moss and keep the foliage fresh.

Flowers in Holborn to brighten the short days


We keep a beautiful stock of flowers in Holborn, and specialise in speedy same day delivery in the local areas of Holborn, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, the City and the West End.
It always amazes me how different colours of the flowers look in the changing seasons – orange roses become almost luminous in autumn, the pinks don’t look as soft as in summer, the browns and golds match the falling leaves of nature and the golden, autumn sunshine.

We’ve had the usual run of interesting customers lately, including a lady whose wedding flowers we supplied in the early 99’s! She hadn’t been back since, and was delighted to find us still in Sicilian Avenue after all these years.
Then there was the guy secretly in love with a girl at work, a bouquet for a film set, plus birthday bouquets, thank you bouquets and new baby gifts.

Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t like the Christmas window display to go in too early. But I suppose it’s about time, with Christmas office parties starting at the beginning of December.

Holly, mistletoe, blue pine, cones and cinnamon smells so good. We like to keep our displays as natural as possible. Luckily, blue pine, ilex and cones are very log-lasting, so you can buy well before Christmas.

We are very excited to be appearing at The Chelsea Flower Show next year, and we’re busy designing a beautiful Shakespeare garden for our booth, which is for Gerit Quealy’s amazing book, Botanical Shakespeare. It covers all the plants, trees, herba and flowers in Shakespeare’s works.

If you need to send flowers in Holborn and surrounding areas, do give us a call on 020 7831 6776 or email janet@stemsfloraldesign.com. We also have an online shop for your convenience. You can call if you’d like to discuss your requirements. We supply flowers for weddings and corporate events.

wedding flowers

wedding flowers
candelabra at Penshurst Place
It’s important to spend time choosing the right flowers for your wedding day – not only choice & colours for the flowers, but also the format.
We made these candelabra displays for a wedding at the stunning Baron’s Hall at Penshurst Place in Kent at the weekend. The ceiling is high, & the hall is sparsely, but beautifully decorated. The 4ft high candelabra held their own, & looked increasingly more beautiful as night fell, & the candlelight became more prominent.
We used white clematis, jasmine, roses, phalaenopsis orchids, sweet william, berried ivy, trailing ivy & salal.
Make sure your florist visits the venue before the event. They can advise on which colours not only suit the venue, but also check the natural light, & advise accordingly.
If you have a budget to work with, tell the florist, & they will advise on how best to use the money. Most florists have a wealth of experience you can draw upon.

How to choose the right flowers for your wedding

wedding flowers
choose the right flowers

On such an important day, it’s vital that you get the right choice of flowers.Here are my top tips:
1. Look through books & mags, & start making a scrapbook of pics, material swatches, favourite flowers.
2. consider your dress. if plain, add flowers with texture. If it’s a wide dress, don’t have a narrow bouquet.
3. think about the colours you’re introducing by way of bridesmaid’s dresses, waistcoats etc.
4. consider the colour scheme at your venue.
5. work out a budget for flowers.
6. Go & see a good florist. They will talk you through what would suit you, what is seasonal & at its best for your special day, how to best use your budget. They will show you photos, or make mock ups for you.
Florists are passionate about flowers – make the most of their expertise!