February is that awkward time when it's right on the verge of being spring. Most people we know are 100% ready for winter to be over and to start enjoying all the things that spring brings. It's sometimes nice that it's such a short month so March comes quicker! But there are still some amazing flowers to make this month a little more bearable while you're waiting for spring to roll around.
Lisianthus are some of our favorite flowers all year long if we're being honest, but they do come in so beautiful around February. We love them because they come in so many colors and are a nice alternative to a rose. They still have a petal-y feel and can be completely transformed if you open them up. We use them as focal flowers if they're bigger and accent flower if smaller. The nice thing about lisianthus is that they can be both! Depending on your design and what other flowers you are using, they can be used for texture and height or fullness and romance. Our favorite colors are the brownish/purple ones and the peaches.
We just recently started designing with this flower and are in love! Nerine has an amazing texture and adds whimsy and intrigue to any design. It's great for delicate height and interesting shape. It comes in a few different colors, but we like white and pink the best. We like to use it for adding height and texture to bigger arrangements since it is big enough to stand out in those.
3. Calla Lily
If we're being honest, we kind of wrote off callas as being too stuffy and old fashioned when we first started designing, but as with most flowers, you just have to use the right combos to avoid this! If you pair a calla with hydrangea or carnation then yes, it will look stuffy, but if you use it for it's wonderful colors and put in in with garden roses and fun texture + greens, you can color transition really well! We like the salmon colored ones and the really dark, almost black ones.
Bouvardia has such fun texture! It's kind of a modern art looking flower with it's square cubes that open up into delicate blooms. It can add a lot of depth to an arrangement with just a few stems. You have to be careful to not design with it along the same plain as another flower though, or it starts to look block-y. (Don't you love how our designing language is so professional? Hahaha). It comes in a few different colors, but we definitely are more drawn to the white.
Another fun flower, brunia is best known for it's color and texture. It comes in the most amazing silver/grey/blue color that is so hard to find in nature. If a bride wants a palette with blues in it, brunia is the perfect accent for a subtle transition to that color from white. It's definitely very berry-like, but not in a Christmas sort of way which is nice. We love to use it in blue palette's and for a nice, understated berry vibe.
Thank you guys for hanging out with us! We will be sending out a download of these flowers for you in our newsletter this friday! You can sign up for that below. :)
Love, Josie + Tay