It’s winter when you know that somewhere it’s DEFINITELY snowing. The skies are icy grey and suddenly fleece everything seems like a sensible choice of wardrobe.
But even in the chilliest of seasons, there is abundance and beauty to be found everywhere.
This week we’re celebrating one of our all time winter favourites – Queen Anne’s Lace – in all her royal, delicate beauty. Also known as wild carrot, Bird’s nest and Bishop’s Lace, each full head of blooms is covered with lacy white flowers that bring to mind fireworks, clouds or jellyfish puffs of tiny flowers. In the language of flowers, they represent sanctuary – so they’re perfect for creating your winter hideout at home!
This week’s delivery is topped off with greenhouse blooms, perfect for clustering in a vase with your lace for full wintery romance.
Here’s what you’ll need.
Queen Anne’s Lace
Mixture of blooms – roses, tulips, carnations and sweet william
Greenery – eucalyptus and bud wax
Flower shears or secateurs
A sturdy vase and fresh water
1. Fill with fresh water
Start by filling your vase with fresh water and preparing all of your stems by removing lower leaves.
Pop a stem or two of eucalyptus in your vase.
2. Frame with bud wax
Add height and fluffy texture with tall bud wax in the back.
3. Queen Anne’s Lace
Scatter long stems of Queen Anne’s Lace for a relaxed garden vibe.
4. Sweet William & Pixies
Tuck in sweet william and tall stems of pixie carnations.
Cluster your roses low and close to the mouth of your vase.
Nestle in long tulips on either side.
And voila! A wintery garden bouquet to cosy up any corner of your home!