Last updated on December 8th, 2011
THE DECEMBER DECORATIONS are underway, starting with the window garden pictured up top. Here, chrysanthemums, african violets, and other denizens of the autumn display have been replaced with more “jingle-bellish” plants. I’m still tweaking the arrangement, but already this garden is filling me with Christmas cheer:
On the bookcase (which serves as an extension to my narrow windowsill): Pink-hued Persian cyclamens flank a Rabbit’s Foot fern; not yet in bloom is a bowl of Narcissus ‘Ariel’ on the left, which will grow to only half its usual height because I give it gin. Another cyclamen, grown from a tuber, is on the right.
On the first shelf: Pots of the “Frosty Fern,” which botanically goes by the mouthful Selaginella Krausianna Variegatus, flank an oval bowl of Narcissus ‘Inball.’ These bulbs, too, receive the gin-treatment.
Second shelf: A cheerful trio of scarlet poinsettias can’t help but announce “It’s Christmas!”
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