Thanksgiving is upon us, and across the country, people are planning their menu, making travel arrangements, and getting ready to set the table. One important element of that table is the centerpiece, a tradition going back to the early days of America, which is the perfect decoration for any gathering of family and/or friends.
If you have a green thumb, you may be thinking about putting together that centerpiece yourself this year. But where do you start? There are so many floral options to choose from, and everyone wants to get their arrangement just right. Keep reading to learn the best flowers for a Thanksgiving centerpiece from our Southern California commercial landscaping experts, and make sure to hire Stay Green Inc. this holiday season and beyond for all your professional landscaping services.
The Top 5 Flowers for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece
- Orange Roses: It’s hard to go wrong with roses, but red or white just don’t seem right for Thanksgiving. Instead, consider orange roses to brighten up your table. Synonymous with fall and the unofficial color of Thanksgiving, an orange flower might not be right year-round, but it’s a great choice for your Turkey Day centerpiece.
- Lilies: Most people think of lilies as a summer flower, since that’s when they bloom. Yet some lilies bloom through September, and if you know where to look, you can usually find them through autumn. They are a great flower for a centerpiece, as their beauty accommodates pretty much everything, and they are available in a range of colors, including orange, red, and yellow. Speaking of which…
- Yellow Sunflowers: “Sunflowers? Really?”, you may be saying to yourself. And the answer is yes, really! While our Southern California weed experts are usually happy to get rid of sunflowers, we think they make a great addition to any table. While not technically a flower, these big, bright plants look good in the middle of a centerpiece, especially next to orange roses or…
- Red Carnations: It’s still too early for poinsettias, and we’ve already covered roses, so what do you do to throw a little red into your centerpiece? Easy, go with a red carnation! Everyone enjoys a carnation already, and mixed with the yellows and oranges of your centerpiece, a red carnation can be the perfect final touch.
- Celosias: Okay, we understand that this one might be a little out of the box. But once you’ve got the bases of your centerpiece covered, why not make the final touch something unexpected! The celosia, also known as the “cockscomb flower,” is an annual that grows in bright sun. So while it may be cultivated in summer, it is often available in fall. And the best part of celosias if you can find them? Their natural red, orange, and yellow colors are perfect for Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from Our Southern California Landscapers
No matter what ends up in your centerpiece this year, Stay Green Inc. wants to take a minute to say thank you to our clients. From our family-run company to your own family, we like to consider all we have to be grateful for this time of year, and that list starts and ends with our customers—95% of whom stick with us year after year! Happy Thanksgiving, and have a wonderful holiday season.
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