Our first 6 months have flown here at Wollongong Flowers and we can’t believe it’s already Christmas time. I just love this time of year, when everyone is getting into the holiday spirit, decorations are being put up and preparations for Christmas day are well under way (although I still have yet to finish buying gifts – whoops!). Along with all the glittering baubles and red fuzzy hats come some of the most gorgeous flowers and foliage of the season. An ever-popular favourite that will never go out of style is Christmas bush. With clusters of small red flowers on branching stems, this beauty is found everywhere at this time of year and can bring that cheerful Christmas vibe effortlessly on its own in a lovely vase.
Christmas bells also make their appearance during December. They have thin dark coloured stems with the most amazing red, orange-tipped bell shaped flowers hanging from the top. These are so unique and a real treat for the eyes. Poinsettias are a long time favourite for Christmas. These are generally in the form of a potted plant and make a great gift for anyone. Striking red flowers with leaf shaped petals bloom all over this plant and bring instant Christmas charm to any space. And if red isn’t quite what you are after, they also bloom in white and pink.
Christmas foliage added to any red and white flowers can transform them into the perfect festive bouquet or arrangement. Wonderfully fragrant cypress pine and holly with its tiny red grouped berries are Christmas staples, along with spruce, and of course mistletoe. If you are looking to add just that little bit of extra “Christmassiness” to your arrangement, pine cones and even baubles or bows will do the trick.
An exciting addition to our shop during December is stunning fresh Christmas trees. Walking into the shop in the morning we are met with a delightful pine smell that really makes it feel like Christmas. We are offering many different sizes of trees and even living trees in pots that you can plant in the garden in the new year, come in and visit us or call on 02 4244 1688 to order yours. We are also taking orders for Christmas bouquets and arrangements – make sure to get in early because this time of year can be really busy for us florists! Whether it’s for yourself or a gift, we can design bouquets, arrangements, wreaths and table centers for pick or delivery.[divider]
Our opening hours for Christmas week will be Monday to Wednesday 8am to 6pm and Christmas Eve 8am until late. We will be closed for the holidays from Christmas Eve to January 4th 2016.
[quote]Have a “floral” Christmas everyone! We wish you all happy holidays and are looking forward to seeing you in the New Year. [/quote]