Here is a January bouquet for you. With the Holiday decorations taken down and put away carefully for next year, the house is feeling a tad bare. It’s always this way, a mix of relief to declutter, and tinge of melancholy to say goodbye to the holidays.
So I went for an easy fix, and bought a bunch of anemones and a bunch of tulips, foraged for 5 minutes in the garden and came up with a bouquet, which to me bridges the seasons. The bare branches of our lime tree, some dried hydrangea heads, a couple of branches from the hazelnut with its long yellow-green tails and a little bit of ivy in berry.
I love the mix of colour in this january bouquet. It’s so much more subtle than the wake-me-up springtime combinations, or the russet golds of autumn. This feels more luxurious, slower, and in the middle of a cold January, that suits me perfectly.
How about you? Once you have taken down your Holiday decorations, do you like to compensate with cut flowers? with foraged greenery or with potted bulbs?