Plants for the Holidays
I potted up a deep red amaryllis that I'm hoping will bloom around Christmas. In the meantime my "Christmas Cactus" decided to bloom already. As you can see through the door I moved the urns from my Fall/Halloween "Deckorating" by the house and that's all I've kept from the whole display. I thought it would be nice to keep them through Thanksgiving.
So I have both elements of Autumnal decorating and Christmas Decorating mixing together.
I haven't started Christmas decorating except this kind of happened and I wanted to share it. I do not like the smell of Paper White Narcissus and they often grow too tall and become gangly looking so I started looking on the internet and ran across these made by Sage & Co. After doing a bit of research I found these and I ordered from Overstock.com and couldn't be happier. They sell them as a set of 6 bundles that have six flowers in each bundle. I saw them for double the price on another website (which was ridiculous).
Don't they look incredibly real! I'll fuss with the arrangement a bit more but I'm tickled with it already! You could even fake out that they are potted. I'm going go add some small stones to the bottom of the glass jars to help stabilize mine and make it appear like they're growing in stones with water which is a common technique of growing the real ones.
The little cedars are from Pier 1 and are going fast. I got the larger version but there is another smaller one that's real cute. They come potted in a cute tin with a burlap edge and a bell so they're ready to be displayed.
I just wanted to share that with you in case any of you are like me regarding the Paper Whites.
I'm going to try to do a "Friday Quickies" each week! Now... where's that string to tie on my finger as a reminder!
Have a great weekend my friends!
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