When the window frame is filled with the season’s darkening skies, the blooms of winter evoke promises with burgeoning buds and brightening hues. In frosty months, forcing bulbs indoors brings scent and color to warm the gray days. For those who dwell in balmier climes, ashen days are enlivened by the winter flowers of camellias. Above left: The waning light of a winter’s day creates a gentle glow on the Amaryllis Exotica in shades of blushing peach and pink. Above right: Nestled in ironstone and transferware, sprightly Paperwhite Ziva extends its blooms skyward.