3 Christmas decorative plants for this season.

 

Plants have always helped celebrate a natural phenomenon; you’ll see this even today in Africa, South America or New Zealand, where locals use plants to welcome winter, longer days or rain. In tradition. plants help decorate towns, “glorify” Gods and even ward off evil spirits.

Holly, ivy and mistletoe, have been associated with Christmas decoration for more than two millennia and today, their main use is for completing the overall Christmas setting.

These plants (besides the aforementioned ones), can be used to mix & match and create your own touch this festive season. Along with decorative support such as tinsel, baubles, ostrich feathers and unusual (unique) ornaments – you may be just a step away from creating a memorable experience for your guests.

Poinsettia

This plant can last throughout the Christmas season and can be replanted for next year. When choosing your poinsettia make sure you pick the one with the darkest green foliage.

Place them somewhere where it doesn’t get too hot or too cold. The ideal temperature should be 12-15 degrees celcius, because it is a tropical flower.

If you want to reflower this, just cut the flower in March and keep the stems up to 6 inches. Repot and keep outside.

Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)

This is a very easy plant to care for. It’s called Christmas cactus because it thrives from November to January. They die in direct sunlight but they prefer a slightly colder atmosphere. If cared properly, this plant can become a part of your family, for it can live up to 20 or 30 years!

Just like you, it needs its beauty sleep, but slightly longer (14 hours a day).

Cranberry 

Cranberry doesn’t look great as a part of the Christmas installation/setting only, but it also can add more flavour to your Christmas dinner.

You can grow cranberries and enjoy their antioxidant abilities but also create a beautiful atmosphere. In a jar, glue on the bottom some rosemary leaves and spray them on top with glitter (very gently). Let it dry, then fill the jar with water, before you add cranberries and a floating white candle. Place a few of these jars on your fireplace or Christmas table to make a good impression.

Have an amazing Christmas setting? Send us your arrangements at toby@tbrfloraldesign.co.uk for a chance to see your creations featured on our blog and social media.

Close up of red poinsettia flowers

Close up of red poinsettia flowers

 

 

 

One Great George Street Showcase Event (Tuesday, Sep 27th)

We said we’d be there and we kept our promise; The One Great George Street Wedding showcase event was a success.

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At one of London’s most prestigious locations, we brought together class, elegance and style with a variety of floral combinations or you.

The idea was simple; we wanted to give you a taste of having a grandiose wedding in this Westminster building. The venue looked spectacular, bathed in a an abundance of (primarily) white floral selections, candles and exquisite table settings. The goal was to make this showcase as realistic as possible as if a wedding were actually taking place that day.

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The Great Hall – where your wedding dinner takes place – was an awe-inspiring opportunity to appreciate the grandeur one experiences as you step inside for the first time.

TBR creations were also visible in the lobby as well as staircase; elegant, pure with the occasional dramatic twist.

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Along with the rest of the staff, we were there to guide you and answer any questions you might had.

If you would like more information about One Great George Street, click on their website and follow their twitter network.

We were delighted to see so many of you there.

Until next year.

How does it feel to have your wedding reception at One Great George Street?

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It is undoubtedly one of London’s most desirable locations for corporate events and of course weddings. With plenty of event rooms to choose from, consisting of high ceilings and various layouts to match your desires, One Great George Street promises to make your wedding reception the most memorable experience.

The Great Hall at One
Great George Street is the epitome of elegance and grandeur, where on the 27th of September you will have the opportunity to experience the opulence of the space and get a taste of what it feels like to have your wedding reception at this prestigious location.

 

The venue will be dressed as if a wedding were taking place. You will enjoy drinks and canapés with a live band in the background and stunning designs, as well as a display of flowers by TBR Floral Design. The Great Hall will be the perfect place for you to see what it’s like to have your wedding dinner in a room with pleasing table settings and striking floral arrangements. Our own designs will be displayed at the lobby, staircase and Great Hall.

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 One Great George Street is not just about the space. The always friendly and professional staff will be there to assist you and show you around the rooms.

TBR Floral Design Studio is happy to have collaborated with One Great George over the years and our team will be there on the 27th of September to chat with you, help guide you through our process and answer any questions you might have.

All you have to do is simply register here for an invite.

To get an idea of what is expected, take a look at these jaw-dropping displays form last year’s showcase event.