Mention Christmas plants and one of the first to spring to mind is often the amaryllis, whose Latin name is Hippeastrum. And it’s aptly this month’s Houseplant of the Month. Available in a range of different colours including red, white, burgundy, pink, peach and orange, this festive flowering plant is so easy to grow from bulb in pots.… Read more
As well as flowers, one of my passions is photography. And this has developed since I started writing Flowerona. It was triggered initially by the first on-line blogging course which I took back in 2010. It was a Blogging Your Way course run by Holly Becker from Decor8 and Leslie Shewring gave lessons every week on photography. I was so inspired by Leslie’s photos and realised how important images would be for my blog. So, shortly after the course, I acquired my first Digital SLR camera…a Canon EOS 500D.… Read more
Would you like to know about a flower that can last up to two weeks from bud to bloom? Plus, it’s perfect for decorating your house at Christmas time, as it’s available in red and white – it’s the amaryllis.
You could arrange three, five or seven red amaryllis stems in a tall cylindrical vase with red ilex berries or contorted hazel. Alternatively, white amaryllis with pussy willow or silver-sprayed birch twigs looks very festive. All these arrangements would be a great way to brighten up a hallway, fireplace or kitchen table.… Read more