17 December 2012
in the christmas spirit
I love the long stemmed boxes of half-asleep Amaryllis that appear in flower shops here around Christmas time.
They aren't a feature of Christmas in South Africa, where I'd be more likely to raid some lipstick red flowering gums along the road(on a hot Summer's day of course) for a table centrepiece at Christmas.
Still, proper Christmas is of course a winter thing to most people. These guys are made to flower in the winter months, and I can see how the exquisite red brings warmth and cheer indoors.