Hunt and Gather Winter Floral Arranging

Wine and fresh flowers are my favorite finishing touches to a dinner party. Tellie Hunt of Hunt and Gather, based out of Toronto, is and endless source of Instagram inspiration. With the Christmas season at hand she shares some seasonal tips below on winter floral arranging. Think sugar plum frittilaria and snowy white ranunculus. She also shares a great tip how to spruce up your home styled arrangements.

With winter upon us, what are some of your favorite floral arrangement elements in the winter?

The best part about winter is that all of our spring favourites come back into rotation such as Frittilaria, Ranunculus and Anemone. Other favourites include using foraged dried grasses and branches to make the arrangements feel seasonal.

I love to experiment with making floral arrangements at home. One area I seem to struggle with is knowing how many flowers I need for my vase. What are some home arranging tips you can share with us?

I always recommend using a heavy foliage base and then you do not require as many blooms to have a full look.

I love flowers that fill a room with fragrance. Lavender and roses are lovely. What are some of the best flowers for scent?

My personal favourite scent is Tuberose. Others include Hyacinth, Lilies, Paperwhites, Gardenia plants and Lilac.

What are your favorite flowers that you like to use in your own home?

To be honest as a florist I don’t tend to bring a lot of flowers home. If I do, they tend to be the sad leftovers. I would say my favourite flower in general (although I do have many favourites) would be Chocolate Cosmos which actually smell like chocolate.

I am, of course, curious if you have any wine recommendations. What is your favorite wine lately?

I am a big orange wine drinker. Right now I like Domaine Grains D’Estuaire. 

Photo 1 by Scarlett O’Neill and staging by Shannon Bell Isles / Photo 2 by Ryanne Hollies/ Photo 3 by Ryanne Hollies and staging by June Bloom Events / Photo 4 by Julian Moniz styles by RTD Events + Beauty and Nous Design Group / Photo 5 by Tellie Hunt / Photo 6 by Scarlett O’Neill