Amaryllis & Anthurium

Amaryllis 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.



Several weeks ago I shared my summer red, white, and blue table with a centerpiece of hydrangea and anthuriums. My hydrangea flowers didn’t last long, but true to nature, the anthuriums still look beautiful.  As a houseplant, the “flowers” or spathes can last a month or two.  It seems in a cut bouquet, they still have a long life.  Unbelievably right before Independence Day, my big white amaryllis produced a huge new stalk with 4 buds.  As the winds and rain came from the tropical storm Elsa, the stalk with the open flowers bent to the ground.  I cut the stalk and made a new arrangement of white amaryllis and anthuriums. Cost $0.00




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Looking For Spring Colors

\Since my yard isn’t the way I like, I’m still looking for spring colors. I went to the store thinking I’d like daffodils or tulips. No daffodils to be found. Tulips looked a little sad.  I started to go when I noticed a big display of daisies in various colors. I don’t think of daisies as spring flowers, but the light pink ones sang to me.



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Spring Dining Table With April Bouquet

Yesterday I went as usual to the Tasty Tuesday’s farmer’s market. Local vendors who grow produce without chemicals offer seasonal veggies, some fruits, and home crafted items. One particular grower also offers flower bouquets. This week his amaryllis were blooming and I couldn’t resist the beautiful bouquet with double amaryllis.



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