If you have visited me before, you know I love fresh flowers. They just add so much to a room. Unfortunately, buying flowers every week isn’t in my budget. The question is how to wake up my rooms? 2022 is all about creating safe spaces that are loaded with brightness and positive energy. I’ve rounded up cheerful decorating ideas that don’t need to be refreshed on a weekly basis. Think: unexpected bursts of color, whimsical motifs and vintage finds that double as art and bring the outdoors in. If you’re looking for new ways to bring life into your space this season, keep reading to get inspired!.Read More
Anthurium is a genus of about 1,000 species of flowering plants, the largest genus of the arum family, Araceae. General common names include anthurium, tailflower, flamingo flower, and laceleaf. It is a subtropical bulb that belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family and is native to South Africa. It is grown as a potted plant in most parts of the United States but can also be grown outdoors year round in warm areas like Florida. Anthuriums are herbaceous epiphytes native to tropical America, a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay.
If you have visited before, you know I fell in love with potted anthuriums about 5 years ago. These potted plants in the winter give me a living plant and lots of beautiful blooms. The anthuriums do not really have flowers, but spathes which are a type of leaf. The red anthurium is most common, and all I have previously owned. This year I finally found a pink baby anthurium. It is almost half the size of previous plants. I have bought most of my anthuriums at the Publix flower department close to my home. The local Winn Dixie also has a flower department which is smaller and often looks sad. I have a problem with stores that sell potted plants and do not water them. Winn Dixie is one of the worst. All sorts of plants were for sale and all had never been watered since last week easily. The potting soil is bone dry and the plants are dying. They had stocked many plants for Christmas and now had them 1/2 off. Today I took a chance and chose one that looked like it could be revived. Unlike the plants I bought at Publix these do not come with a pretty white pot but have gift paper around them.
Take a walk in the great outdoors; it’s amazing to hear the birds chirp and to watch the flowers bloom. There is something about being outside that is exciting and intoxicating at the same time. It’s just a beautiful place to be in many ways. In many places, the days can start being grey in the fall. As I mentioned before, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects a number of people worldwide as days become shorter and darker. When you’re stuck indoors in the winter, staying in your home can lead to cabin fever, increase your chances of getting sick, and even depress some people.