Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Flowers

I love to pot paper white bulbs and amaryllis this time of year so they'll be ready for Christmas. I purchase my bulbs from Gulley's, the local garden center. Good bulbs from a nursery are almost always healthier and last longer than the inexpensive bulb kits from Lowe's & Home Depot. I put the bulbs in a glass vase, like this one from Crate & Barrel, and surround them with a bag of river rocks. Just enough water to touch the bottom of the bulbs and a warm, sunny spot and they are off! They make great centerpieces for the holidays and lovely hostess gifts, too. I'll be back on Wednesday with a front porch make-over.