Sunday, December 13, 2009
Holiday Decorating - Lots of Plants!
I already mentioned that I'm not decorating this year, in the sense of dragging out the boxes of "stuff" and the artificial tree...BUT that doesn't mean there's not a sense of the holiday season around here from a floral perspective. You see, I'm part of a "blog hop" today and the theme is "holiday decorating." A perfect excuse to dig up some of the photos of holiday plants in bloom around this time of year. For me, blooming plants and cut flowers are the ultimate in decorating--that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
And some of these are actually blooming here right now: the pink poinsettias in my golden sleigh plant pot holder, the "Christmas Cactus," and the geraniums. The amaryllis are not blooming quite yet. In fact, many of my older bulbs have reverted to blooming in the Spring instead of winter as they are no longer tricked by their birth and early life in the southern hemisphere. But when I first got them, they bloomed for Christmas. If I had bought some new ones, these would possibly be blooming now, or very soon. And some years, I give away potted amaryllis bulbs to my "non-green thumb" friends as presents.
OK, the NEXT stop on your tour of Holiday Decorating tour today is Margs Pets! Just hop along and get into the spirit of the season...visually!!