Holiday Flowers Add a Pop of Color to Home Decor

Now that freezing temperatures have arrived in Greater Columbus, there are very few gardening tasks for gardeners to do outdoors. If you’re like me and ever want to start growing something again, consider growing plants for holiday decorations.

Live plants can add a festive touch to any type of holiday decorations you choose, and gardeners who already feel the need to put their hands back in the soil can get their green hands back to work growing holiday plants. traditional. Let’s take a look at some plants that can be grown for use as indoor holiday decorations.

Forcing paperwhite bulbs

Consider adding a twist to traditional greenery topped with red and gold accents this season by forcing white paper bulbs to add elegant white blooms to any holiday decor. Paper blanks (narcissus tazetta) are bulbs in the same genus as daffodils, and their delicate, fragrant flowers in white and yellow hues atop long, slender stems are the perfect backdrop for most holiday decorations and provide color contrast for the branches. greenery background with traditional red ribbons and bows.

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Forcing is the term used for when a plant blooms outside of its natural season, and most bulbs lend themselves well to forcing. Most flower bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and others can be forced to flower indoors during the winter, but these bulbs must go through a cooling period ranging from 3 weeks for daffodils to 16 weeks for tulips. Paperwhites and Amaryllis are the only flower bulbs that do not require a chill period to bloom as they are native to tropical regions.

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