The staff at The Orchard Florist are really busy getting ready for Christmas, to begin with over 300 Holly wreaths are Hand made on the premises by Florists Wendi and Leanne, they use green, variegated and berried holly, and decorate them with red ribbons and cones. Wendi says that customers return year after because they are really happy with them.
The door garlands are in store now ready to pick up and go, or more bespoke designs can be ordered and made exactly to the customer requirements, popular designs this year have included dark Ivy berries and shinny green ivy leaves, silver grey senecio and euclayptus, viburnum steel berries, Holly, blue spruce and dark velvety red roses, finished with a luxurious red or gold fabric bow. Leanne says that flowers at Christmas make a wonderful gift for your friends and loved ones, the range of Christmas deigns are really festive and because of the types of flowers and foliage used they are very long lasting.
Leannes favourites this year include the winter frost and the Christmas cracker, she also said that if you find it difficult to visit a friend or relative over the Christmas period a gift of flowers delivered to their home makes them feel really special. Wendi's house has a holly ball outside, I tend to stay with the traditional colours of red and green accessories in mine but leanne is a little more trendy and has gone for teal and silver, the holly balls have been a fantastic seller for the last few years and we have them in store in many colours including silver, gold, red and the very popular majestic purple.
It is so easy to just hang onto your hanging basket bracket and they look fabulous well into the new year. Christmas day lunch according to Wendi is the best meal of the year. Sitting around a table with your family enjoying the food that has been carefully prepared for you. The table setting would look even more beautiful with a festive candle arrangement at the centre. Wendi and Leanne will be working long hours and 7 days a week on the run up to Christmas and 4 drivers will be working hard in all kinds of weather to deliver the flowers on time.
Every order is special to us and we will do our very best for all of our customers. Wendi and Leanne both love Christmas, its hard work they say but it is so rewarding when you see the smiles on your customers faces.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas to you all xx