Winter Flowers for Bouquet (please help)

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  1. Pax

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    I'm a total beginner, I was really needing help on knowing what would be the best flowers to grow that would bloom in early December for a bouquet. I would need flowers I could grow in plant pots, or small planters. Any advice and info would be greatly appreciated. Bonus points if the flowers have any symbolism for love.

    Many thanks
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    Hello Pax, welcome to GC :) That's a tricky one! Depending on the autumn, you might get late flowers on a rose bush..the ultimate romantic flower :biggrin: You could try forcing Freesias with a bit of heat. I think the bulbs are available now. I'm not a florist, so not sure if winter pansies would hold up well in a bouquet? Ivy and evergreen fern for foliage?
     
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    What a romantic thought, and a tricky question! :)

    To play it safe, Orchids are pretty sure to be in full bloom on the right day if you buy them a few weeks earlier, in bud and flower. They are houseplants and will do just fine on a windowsill.

    A rose is a gamble, but a miniature, grown in a sheltered spot in a container is very likely to still have flowers in December.

    Starting late flowering perennials out in the garden might not work as they tend to flower poorly in the first year.

    However, regardless of the size of growing space or skills, you must buy a packet of Nigella, common name "Love-in -a-mist" and sow them outdoors when the weather allows. The flowers will be long gone by December, but you will get the perfect summer bouquet and possibly some dried seedheads for the winter one.

    It would be good to know more on what you can/ do grow, in the garden or indoors, and what kind of growing conditions you have.

    A nice thread @Pax , thanks and welcome to the forum! :blue thumb:
     
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    Thank you so much Selleri & noisette47 for the information :)
    By the looks of it maybe growing some orchids and roses alongside ivy could be a nice bouquet for my partner. I really appreciate your help. I'll have a look for some seeds and info on growing them

    Many thanks and kind regards
    Pax
     
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