Grand Magnolia

Grand Magnolia
The stunning leaves of the magnolia make for a bold statement with hydrangea and lotus pods to soften.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Winter Lovelies

Winter comes to town every year, and try as we might, it's hard sometimes to bring ourselves to take off the ugg boots, swear off the hot chocolate and marshmallows, and start drinking luke warm water infused with sliced lemon...
Maybe that's a bit far fetched...bottom line is, mustering the motivation is not always easy!  I find my mind more alive and inspired if I have fresh flowers in the house.
There are two things I love most about winter in Australia...cymbidium orchids, and peach/pear/cherry (fruit) blossom 'en masse' and placed in a sunny part of the house to maximise the life of the branches.  Cymbidiums can last up to 2 or 3 weeks, blossom branches...sometimes even longer!!!
If you are having an issue with the weather, bring the garden inside, and look forward to a view of flowering blossoms every morning - in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the dining room.  Go nuts, it doesn't take much!

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