As usual for August in central Florida, we’ve had rain and some storms in late afternoons daily for several weeks. Moisture builds up in the air over the Gulf of Mexico, and in the afternoon it moves east onto land.Read More
I was grocery shopping this week when I saw the flower display. I realized it had been quite some time since I bought flowers. Nothing adds to a room like real flowers. I bought two inexpensive small bunches of flowers and made a summer arrangement.
Last week I mentioned that I had purchased a small side table on Facebook Marketplace. I added the bouquet to the new table beside the sofa.Read More
Nothing beats fresh flowers in the home. They add so much to a room. I usually buy a bunch of flowers and put them in a vase. Today I’m sharing a professionally arranged fall bouquet my friend Carolyn received. I love the variety of shades and flowers. I hope you enjoy it.Read More
At the grocery store there was a small bouquet of 6 roses. Three were pink and three were a creamy white. I trimmed the short stems and arranged them in a crystal bowl with greenery from the yard. My dining table had a vintage lace tablecloth on it. I placed a natural fiber woven mat in the center of the table and added my bowl of roses. I like contrasting textures.Read More
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!Read More
I made a little bouquet of some tropical peach double hibiscus and a few white periwinkles from the yard. Remember I live in semi-tropical central Florida where I have flowers almost year round.
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