It’s a quiet, rainy morning as I write this, too chilly to make my usual morning walk around the garden. The time the shop is closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day is a welcome respite from the previous month’s hectic pace. It’s such a relief to be still and have no demands, if only briefly.
I’m looking forward to the new year, and soon I’ll be writing of primroses and spring flowers…the ones that our growers magically produce for greenhouses much earlier than in nature – blooming daffodils, tulips, crocus and more.
Today, though, I’m thinking of the holidays just past, when winter white azaleas, calla lilies, hydrangeas, paperwhites, larger than life blooms of amaryllis in every color, jewel-toned cyclamen, traditional poinsettias, and all the most wonderful orchids on dazzling display turned the greenhouse into a wonderland.
I hope these pictures bring a smile at the start of this new year. The artful combination of plants, branches, textural mosses (and other happy discoveries), are our resolution for the coming year. Here’s to beauty and creativity in 2016!
While these designs are mostly mine, Jamie’s, and Molly’s, I’d be remiss not to mention that many more were created by Pinkie, Danielle, and Angie – worthy of a future post!
By Kris Blevons