3 steps to perfect poinsettia-free holiday florals
USE FLOWERS THAT ARE IN SEASON.
They’re generally more walletfriendly. Michael Smaye from Toronto florist Tonic Blooms suggests winter flowers like amaryllis, anemones, cymbidium orchids, ornamental cabbage, viburnum and tulips. (We admit, we had to Google some of these too. Just ask your florist.)
SKIP THE WHOLE MASON-JAR THING.
“We’re over the rustic farmhouse look,” says Smaye, who recommends matte-black glass vases. “They allow the flowers to really pop.”
KINDA MESSY = GOOD.
“We’re seeing a shift toward more asymmetrical or imperfect arrangements, which can bring a fresh take to the dinner table,” says Smaye. “Arrange your flowers with some bright tropical greens and you’ll have a unique piece that will leave guests talking.”