It can't have escaped your notice that Christmas is all about plants: a Christmas tree, pointsettia in bloom, mistletoe hanging from a ribbon, and a holly wreath on the front door. If you fancy upping the ante and introducing more unusual and eye-catching flora into your home, we suggest an arrangement with festive flowering plants.
Be inspired by art
There are plenty of floral arrangements that look beautiful at this dark, cold time of the year, reminiscent of atmospheric old Dutch masters paintings. Well, it's possible to achieve the same effect with plants. Assemble a combination of different plant types, with varying depth, height and colours. Add a spotlight and a pinch of artistic flourish, and you'll have a beautiful festive spectacle.
List of ingredients
It helps to have an idea of what you're looking for when you hit the garden centre. We've based our plant arrangement around medinilla, a flowering houseplant that steals the show with pink flowers that tumble over the edge of the pot. Behind, orchids in various colours and shapes proudly loom overhead and give the display a richness of colour. We've also included some bromeliad, providing depth and dynamism with its spiky bracts.