Monday, November 26, 2012

Out With the Orange, In With the Red! Holiday Potted Gardens in the Desert

Posted By on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Halloween and Thanksgiving have now become sweet memories. If you have not already started, it is time to think of your pots as your holiday decor. Pots at your front door and you key view points around your home, can be dressed up to enhance your holiday spirit!

Red Cyclamen
  • Red Cyclamen

A favorite flowering plant to use through the winter and holiday season is Cyclamen. If your holiday colors are the traditional red and white, gold, silver or blue - you can use cyclamen as a strong accent plant for that pop of color or elegant white. Cyclamen comes in a broad spectrum of pinks to fuchsia, red and white.

In many climates Cyclamen is a florist's plant to have in your home. However, Cyclamen is very frost hardy and reliable in most of the desert's winters. It does best with shade or morning sun (summer shade as it is a perennial.) It does not like its feet constantly wet so I consider it a low - mid water plant. In the shade, you may find that it needs only water twice a week.

Be sure to keep the top of the tuber above the soil line so it can breathe.

Pair Cyclamen with a Gardenia and Variegated Needlepoint Ivy for a low-care holiday treat!

A Front Door Holiday Welcome

For more pictures on potted gardens in the desert, visit Sonoran Gardens website today.

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