Easter Flowers at Publix

Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix, is an employee-owned American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. My favorite supermarket is a Publix close to my home. Every holiday there are displays of flowers appropriate to the season. Today I’m sharing photos from my visit this last Thursday before Easter. Happy Easter everyone!

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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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