New Pink Anthurium

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.

 

 

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Celebrate Spring With Photowall Giveaway

PHOTOWALL

A Swedish company with a passion for design and quality. Our wall murals and canvas prints are environmentally friendly, fire-retardant in accordance with Swedish standards and do not fade in sunlight. All our motifs are selected with care and printed on demand

I was compensated with a free canvas but all opinions are my own.

 

 

Romantic Tropical Forest - Wallpaper - Living Room

Photo Photowall wallpaper

 

 

When I was contacted by Photowall, a Swedish company,  to review a product, I was so surprised and happy. If you’ve visited me before, you know I love beautiful wall art. I visited the website of this fine provider of art and fell in love with their products.  I’m quite familar with canvas prints and framed prints, but I had not realized how beautiful modern wallpaper and murals are. All the photos showed sophisticated and beautiful walls.

 

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Nature is My Happy Place Autumn Print

Autumn calls to us with the colored leaves and brushes of cold spells. Soon the trees will be bare and winter will come.  It doesn’t matter what season it is, we are surrounded by beauty no matter the time of year. Today’s print is for all the nature lovers and has a colorful image of a fox and flowers. I’m calling it my Autumn Nature print even though it’s beautiful enough for the whole year. Read More

How To Update A Professional Faux Flower Arrangement

Faux Flower Arrangements

 

Faux florals and botanicals are the perfect addition to any space. Silk flowers are so realistic today that sometimes it’s almost impossible to tell the fake from the real.  Most “silk” flowers are made from cotton, rayon or polyester fabrics. When selecting flower tops, go for a variety of textures to give the arrangement interest, and include both large blossoms and small buds. As for the stems, there are several types. The least expensive is plastic, but better-quality stems are hand-wrapped with floral tape, which provides a more natural appearance. Pliable stems made with wire are even more realistic but can be quite expensive. Read More