The holidays are a busy season for florists all over the city who are looking to improve past floral themes with fresh new designs each year. While red and white roses are pretty much a staple through the month of December, certain varieties often pop up in popularity which freshen a traditional presentation into a contemporary arrangement. In recent years, species such as freesia, phalaenopsis, privet berries and green frilly gerbera have graced the pages of industry magazines focusing on promoting a serene, effortless style. Luckily, 2017 promises not to disappoint. Instead of previous mixes of compact arrangements most commonly associated with the “globe” shape, technique is switching to a more architecture look using branches, berries and other lengthier stems that will bring more dynamic to the table. One variety which is said to be the true highlight in most holiday centerpieces this year is the amaryllis.
One of the reasons that keeps this flower around during the Christmas season is because of the multitude of styles you can use to create beautiful bouquets and arrangements. Featured in this photo is an excellent example of how the amaryllis can be cleverly positioned as a stunning centerpiece. Choose a tall, slender glass vase for the container and simply place the bunch inside with two inches of water at the bottom. You’ll only need about five to seven stems to replicate this design and you’ll be pleased to see how long it lasts!