The Tea Break Gardener

Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers

Grow twiggy plants for fizzing winter decoration

2018-12-03T20:43:28+01:00January 7th, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers, Garden Plants and Trees|

Twiggy plants provide interesting shapes for home decoration and make great additions to any garden. Compared to the bountiful spring and summer months my garden offers slimmer pickings for winter home decoration so I’m always looking plants to grow that provide impact when artfully displayed with indoor bulbs or shop-bought flowers.  I really value two twiggy plants in particular - Twisted Willow and Hazel. They earn their keep as garden specimens in any sized garden and are versatile as home decoration. 

Looking for colour indoors this winter? – There’s still time to pot up an Amaryllis for zingy flowers

2018-11-20T17:33:13+01:00January 1st, 2018|Cut Flowers, Floristry and Decorating with Flowers|

Amaryllis come from South America and I liken them to the 'Brazilian Bombshell', Carmen Miranda, famed for her vivacity, beauty and colourful hats. Just like Miranda, they are big, blowsy, colourful and you can't take your eyes off them. These stunners will provide colour and glamour in your home for weeks and it's not too late to plant a few. They will lift your spirits in these dark dreary winter months.