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Decorating with Holiday Plants
Decorate with a minimum of fuss this holiday season. Itís easy when you use holiday plants. These come in a range of colors, sizes, and styles to fit every holiday decorating scheme.
While some of the holiday plants are flowering pot plants, others are evergreens or houseplants.
For starters, you canít go wrong with the sensational cyclamen. These have the most decorative foliage imaginable. Splashed with silver, white, and cream, the bold, richly patterned leaves come in all shades of green. The foliage serves to highlight the gorgeous butterfly-like blossoms.
With cyclamen you can pick most any flower color you want. These include pinks, white, rose, scarlet, magenta, purple, and salmon.
The beauty of cyclamen is that it is so versatile. Because they come in such a wide range of sizes, it is easy to find space for these. Some are small enough to fit into a coffee mug. In fact, the smaller ones are just exquisite when theyíre added to evergreen holiday wreaths. In addition, many of the cyclamen varieties are noted for their wonderfully fragrant blooms.
For a pastel touch, the Diamond Frost euphorbia is a perfect holiday plant. This is perfect in combo plantings. These are often paired with poinsettias. This award winning hybrid reaches a little over a foot in height. Though it can be grown outdoors as an annual or container plant, Diamond Frost is also an excellent choice for the holiday season. This shapely plant is covered with masses of tiny, wispy white blossoms.
The small medium green foliage highlights the beauty of the blooms. For a traditional red/green Christmas color scheme, plant Diamond Frost euphorbia in a vivid red ceramic pot.
With all the styles and colors of poinsettias that are now available, try something new this year. The variegated and frilly leaved ones are especially gorgeous. Painted and glittered ones are easy to find. You can get most any kind you need for your holiday decorating scheme.
My own preference is for the pastels, particularly the marbles. By buying a premium quality, tree-type marble one, I can use it for an extended period. The same isnít true for a traditional red. The pastel marbles retain their good looks into the spring. My marble didnít even start to turn green until July or so, at which point I was tired of having it around anyway.
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