It’s hard to feel cheery when the days are short and the nights are long, but winter provides us with some of the best smelling flowers! This week we celebrate Freesias – one of the most fragrant blooms you can buy!
Usually sold in bunches of ten, Freesia stems can range anywhere between 30 to 60 cm in length. You can pick them up in shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, purple and purple-blue – I particularly love the classic white and the reds.
Buy/cut your Freesias when at least one bud on the spike has opened or is about to open. It’s important that you avoid stems with tight green buds, as these probably won’t open.
Freesia blooms can take a couple of days to open, so if you’re giving them as a gift and want them to be in bloom or need them open for a particular event, purchase them a few days prior.
Freesia naturally flower throughout winter and early spring, however greenhouse grown Freesias may be available throughout the year. Freesias available during their natural season have a much stronger scent than those out of season, so I like the pick them up now. - 29 minutes ago