Making flower arrangements with landscape plants

The time I dreaded has come! We are going to have the first hard frost tonight. And tomorrow is going to be even worse. So I thought of using what little blooms I still have in my garden to make another flower arrangement. I got out and found just a few tiny flower heads on a lantana in a pot and a handful of blooms on my landscape roses. Hm-m. That’s not much. I need more color. Well, berries then! My landscape roses are covered with rose hips, and there is a plenty of berry clusters on nandinas.

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Planting bulbs in a glass vase for a modern look

I love plants blooming indoors during the holiday season. Poinsettias, Christmas cacti, bulbs… They look so lovely and cheerful, especially when all the weather can offer is a hundred shades of grey. I particularly like planting bulbs such as paperwhites and amaryllises and watch them grow and bloom in a matter of weeks. Several years ago, I was so much into forcing bulbs to bloom indoors during the winter – a half of my fridge was stuffed for weeks with paper bags filled with tulip and daffodil bulbs. My main concern was that my husband forgets all my warnings and tries to eat one of them. Thankfully, he never did.

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