For those celebrating Christmas,
Still busy with last minute shopping,
For gifts and food, I suppose.
Well, don't forget the flowers!!
I saw Poinsettia the other day at the nursery.
It was truly bright red and beautiful.
I almost picked it up when I thought,
Poinsettia doesn't do well with tropical weather.
Those red leaves will turn green in no time.
But guess what I saw next to it?
It has the colors of Christmas too!!
Red and green..
It is Azaleas!!
And this is the first time I am seeing Azaleas.
Barbara Cartland was the one who introduced me to this beauty.
Through her romantic novels, I mean.
Azaleas were mentioned in most of her garden and courtyard settings.
She must have loved this flower so much!
After witnessing this beauty, I'd say why not.
I thought it looks great in a galvanized pot :)
And it makes a perfect setting on any table top for this special occasion.
Get those with plenty of buds,
So you will get full bloom on Christmas morning!
Azaleas are so easy to maintain.
No need to water everyday.
Only as and when the pot feels light.
And no direct sun either.
So what say you?
Wouldn't Azaleas make a good alternative for Poinsettia?
Of course, there's no replacement for Poinsettia.
But, it is a beautiful choice :)
Here's wishing you all a Merry Christmas
And a Happy Holiday!!