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Add one of these pretty Christmas floral arrangements to your holiday decor. From poinsettias to roses to amaryllis, these flowers will brighten your Christmas displays.
Go French country vintage with stark-white paperwhites and slender twigs arching from aged terra cotta containers. Add flowing sprigs of cedar along the base of your pots to create the perfect display for any mentel, shelf or sofa table.
Look beyond the usual colors of Christmas and flaunt the frilly, two-toned petals of the parrot tulips. Play off their chartreuse stripes by adding Plumosa fern to the bouquet and snippets of spruce at the base in a metallic serving tray. Carry-on the color theme by filling clear containers with blue, green and metallic -- new and old -- ornaments.
Embrace the long stems of amaryllis by displaying its blooms in a tall, simple yet elegant pitcher or vase. Include vairous evergreen sprigs such as spruce and holly -- extra bonus if your holly branches are still holding their berries! Finally accessorize with decorations of the season: Vintage ornaments, colorful bows and keepsake tea towels.
This gorgeous Christmas arrangement commands attention with fluffy hydrangeas, fresh eucalyptus, and crisp snapdragon. Add touches of traditional red and green by thinly slicing apples and using them to circle the base of your arrangement. Round ornaments in a variety of sizes create festive sparkle and shine.
Editor's Flower Tip: To keep your hydrangeas fresh, keep them in medium light at temperatures below 70 degrees.
Nothing says Christmas more than traditional red-and-green decor. Simple arrangements of red amaryllis, tulips, and winterberries look beautiful on your Christmas mantel. Drape pretty ornaments from the winterberries.
Editor's Flower Tip: To keep your amaryllis fresh, expose it to bright light as much as possible.
Editor's Flower Tip: Cymbidium orchids do best in bright light and when they are watered weekly.
A long-stemmed arrangement of red amaryllis is simple and elegant. There is a wide variety of red amaryllis plants you can choose from. The Benfica variety is rich in color, while the Monaco is bright. Make it a very merry Christmas display by tying a red ribbon around the group of stems.
Who doesn't love orchids? The wide range of colors and varieties makes them perfect for any holiday flower arrangement. Moth orchids are easy to care for and can bloom for as long as four months. Fill an oversize vase with your favorite color of orchid and a variety of small, shimmery ornaments.
Editor's Flower Tip: Watering once a week will keep your festive orchid fresh for the whole holiday season.
China asters are the perfect low-maintenance flower for the holiday season. They do very well cut and their long stems make them easy to blend into a variety of arrangements. Pick up a bouquet of vibrant red asters and place them in a gleaming green holiday vase.
Nothing beats the fragrance of fresh roses. Include an arrangement in your holiday decorations by placing your favorite variety in a pretty, festive pot. Fill in with bits of fern and evergreen. Crisp fruit, such as pears or apples, make great fillers.
This oversize Christmas dinner table arrangement is simpler than it looks. The roses and tulips add a spectacular pop of traditional color while the hydrangeas create volume. Let the pepperberries hang over for more texture and depth. Use extra pepperberries to create pretty placesettings.
Paperwhites are among the easiest flowers to grow and maintain. Place your variety in a glass pot and fill with cranberries. Scatter evergreen pieces and cranberries around the arrangement for a pretty centerpiece or elegant side table display.
Full and merry, this arrangement welcomes the season in style. Gorgeous red tulips, fluffy white roses, and perky pieces of Star-of-Bethlehem blend to make a bountiful arrangement.
A stand-alone poinsettia is pretty and poised. Blend with shimmery silver sage leaves and winterberries to make this festive plant even merrier.
Editor's Flower Tip: Cut poinsettias can last for up to two weeks.