Here are some of the best things you can buy from your florist that will last well for Christmas:
blue pine branches: scented, luscious, thick branches of pine that can be laid on the mantelpiece or dining table – maybe with a few pieces of dried fruit, cones, cinnamon & berries
amaryllis – make sure the florist puts a stick inside the hollow stem. The flowers become heavy when fully open & the soft stem can collapse without support
cymbidium orchid: very long lasting flower that comes in many colours. The green are especially strong
ilex berries: long, bare stems, covered in red berries
lilies: remove the pollen as the blooms open to save stains.
hyacinths: short stems, strong scent – maybe too strong for some of your guests, so be careful! Cut the stems shorter as they grow & start to flop.
tulips: in my opinion, should be left until spring! But people do love them< & will always buy them.
Pointsettia plants: Lovely, red star-shaped flowers. They are quite fragile, & if the stem snaps, a white sap will ooze out. It’s poisonous to animals, so put out of reach of puppies & kittens!
Growing Christmas trees: There is a variety of small, growing fir trees, from 30cm – 1 metre high, suitable for small flats. They look really cute decorated & lit.
If you need flowers, call us on 020 7831 6776, or email firstname.lastname@example.org