Each month last year we got a talented florist, and gave them a couple of buckets of flowers for them to make seasonal displays with. With little direction and even less warning of what flowers they were likely to be getting, the bouquets and arrangements reflected their style and ability to work with seasonal flowers.
As a grower, the Hellebore is one of my favourite flowers. The main reason for that, apart from them appearing as one of the first flowers of spring, and being so beautiful and delicate, is that I get to enjoy them for several weeks before i cut them to sell to florists.
Leucojum, or the snowflake are often mistaken for the snowdrop (Galanthus) but they usually flower a couple of weeks later, and have longer stems, which make them great for bouquets.
Last year, each month, I gave a couple of buckets of flowers with a theme to a talented florist. Their brief to make what they liked to show off the flowers. All of them only got a couple of days notice of what they were likely to be getting.
We only had 5 frosts the whole of the 2015/2016 winter season. This winter season 2016/2017, it's been the opposite. The earliest frosts i've known, and 4 of them in November, and then an Easterly wind (usually South Westerly here) has meant that the ground was frozen solid for 9 days in January.