As Autumn’s rustic bounty begins to ebb, a new floral season makes a welcome return to the market, hand-in-hand with a cacophony of winter foliage, metallic accents, and delightful piles of glittering, shimmering, festive knick-knacks. Although a more compact floral collection than the heady pick-and-mix we see during the warmer months, they are all the more treasured for it – exquisite stems such as nodding Hellebore, giant Minstral Anemones, and multi-layered ranunculus so synonymous with the season, prompt admiring looks across the workshop and ignite our love for flowers all over again. Read on to discover our favourite winter varieties, from the month of November through to early spring.Anemones
By far one of our most cherished varieties over the cooler months the Anemone is a flower like no other – poppy-like, black-eyed centres crowned by gossamer-thin petals paired with chunky, grass green stems – a delicate balance of fragility and something altogether more resilient. Available in an array of jewel-colored tones from deep inky blues and post box reds through to eclectic marbled ‘Tiger’ Anemones and iridescent ivories brushed with the faintest lick of blush pink. These unique gems are ideal for wedding work, combined with complementary varieties for exquisite winter bouquets, or simply tied en masse with a touch of seasonal foliage, à la the Calliope bouquet
– a design inspired by McQueens flowers founder Kally Ellis, who sites this papery stem as her favourite flower.