Living Christmas Gifts
Poinsettia Gift Gardens
Our gift garden are made up of a poinsettia and foliage plants of our designers choice placed in a decorative container. These fresh beautifully created gardens make great centerpeices and also make a great gift! The foliage plants may vary from the photo.
Cyclamen also make a great center piece or a gift. Cyclamen are traditionally sold during the Christmas season and into the winter. Most will bloom from mid-November until spring. Most of the blooms are white, red, pink or lavender and appear to hang upside down over the heart-shaped mottled green/gray foliage.
Norfolk Island Pine
A handsome and easy to grow conifer with many uses – seedlings for the terrarium, small plants for table display and tall trees as bold specimens in halls or large rooms. It is a slow growing tree (3 to 6 inches a year) bearing stiff branches covered with needles. Norfolk Island Pines resemble fir trees, and can be decorated at Christmas time.
Phalaenopsis have become America’s favorite orchid. And no wonder. Perhaps no other orchid is better suited to home orchid growing. Plants with long-lasting sprays of lovely moth like blooms in a broad array of colors are inexpensive and widely available, ready to give weeks of pleasure in your home or office. The main flowering season is late winter into spring.
Amaryllis will provide you with the largest most exotic bulb flowers you can easily grow in your home. Flowers are 6 to 8” across. The amaryllis comes in many beautiful varieties including various shades of red, white, pink, salmon and orange. There are also many striped and multicolored varieties, usually combining shades of pink or red with white. They flower in late December for about 6-8 weeks.
Paper whites (Narcissus tazetta) are popular indoor plants for winter and the holiday season. Unlike other narcissus, paper whites don’t require a chilling period, so forcing them is as easy as putting the bulbs in water and waiting. The fragrant flowers bloom within about 3 weeks of planting, for almost instant gratification