Christmas is Coming

Every florist relies on great flowers to allow them to create the most beautiful designs. Flowervision in Southampton are my regular supplier and while I dash in and out picking up orders and browsing for flowers daily, a special open day is always a treat.

Last week it was time for Fred and Andy's Christmas Open Day. This gave me a chance to see all their latest sundries - rustic baskets, colourful glass containers, delicious velvet ribbons and everything I need for wreaths and table designs over Christmas.

Excellent ideas from Smithers Oasis

Excellent ideas from Smithers Oasis

Gorgeous top quality "Red Naomi" roses will open to big full blooms unlike many supermarket roses.

Gorgeous top quality "Red Naomi" roses will open to big full blooms unlike many supermarket roses.

We had a wonderful demonstrator from Smithers Oasis who showed us all lots of great ideas for designs for Christmas. My favourite was a great bouquet featuring christmas twigs and pretty roses. I will be adding this design to the webshop shortly!

Fabulous Amaryllis make a splash at Christmas

Fabulous Amaryllis make a splash at Christmas

If you don't fancy a red Christmas then try cool metallic shades

If you don't fancy a red Christmas then try cool metallic shades

There were some really gorgeous flowers for the festive season. Huge red amaryllis flowers look stunning in a simple cylinder vase or metallic cones look amazing in a silvery conifer door wreath. Whatever you love Flowervision Southampton can provide via a professional florist - sadly the public are not allowed to visit so this is your behind the scenes peek!

Thank you to Andy, Fred, Tom, Steve and all the rest of the team for a really interesting open day and good luck with the crazily busy season ahead!

Pip

Golden orange eucalyptus foliage.

Golden orange eucalyptus foliage.

Fluffy gerberas are one of my favourite flowers.

Fluffy gerberas are one of my favourite flowers.