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.
Above left: The heady flower of the Amaryllis Exotica is tied with a sash of satin. Above right: A bright bouquet is made from a wintry mix of scarlet-tinged Amaryllis Apple Blossom and vibrant San Remo, Desire, and Minerva varieties.
For more on winter flowers, see “Flowers of the Frost”, in the January/February 2010 issue of Victoria magazine.