Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas colours

gosh the red gingers are doing well  - I think they appreciate the sunshine!

The flowers last forever and even look lovely in a vase
Isn't it amazing how they are so perfectly folded one on top of each other so they can slowly unfurl
I wish each of you reading this post a very very Happy Christmas.  I hope that even if you are not with all your loved ones that they will be with you in spirit and that they will know they are loved.
See you Next Year!


29 comments:

  1. beautiful color ..Merry Christmas to you and yours

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  2. Have a wonderful Christmas - and a great 2013. Who need holly when you have spectacular red gingers.

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    1. Roz, so true - I made a wonderful tropical arrangement - will post photos inthe New year. Have fun with your family and Happy Christmas.

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  3. Fabulous. I have been known to cut the bloom for a vase and later pick out the dead flowers so the entire thing looks good for longer. Crummy cheat, aren't I? Good photography, making the most of that luscious colour. These would make terrific cards to sell at a market.

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    1. Louise Michie,
      I just cut a bunch and made a lovely arrangement - they do last longer than regular flowers.

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  4. I just love these gingers. I have some of the waxy red spiral gingers, but much prefer yours, and as you said they make a lovely cut flower. I don't see many/any? of your kind down here in Brisbane. I wonder if it isn't hot enough for them.

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    1. Marisa,
      The red ones are almost a weed once they take over I dont see why they wouldnt grow down there as they grow all through the year. Your temp looks as hot as ours :)

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  5. Fabulous Ginger blooms. They make the most beautiful Christmas decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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    1. Bernie,
      They certainly are! Merry christmas to you and your family as well!

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  6. When I grew up Christmas was always a colour explosion in the middle of a drab winter. Of course there are colours and there are colours - I used to think holly was colourful. Your gingers put pretty much every other plant to shame. They are gorgeous!

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    1. Laura,
      Glad I can share some of my tropical colour.

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  7. Love your Ginger blooms AA. Merry christmas and Happy New Year xx

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  8. Beautiful red gingers....a vase of cut flowers are always beautiful in any room. Watch out for the little ants that love to hide and suck the nectar in the flower folds when you bring them inside.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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    1. Virginia,
      Yes they do hide ants, but we always seem to have ants - a never ending battle, I suppose I am just adding to the problem bringing them inside.

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    2. Not sure if you can purchase a product (insecticide) called Demon EC. Just a tablespoon in a gallon of water and sprayed on the outside foundation and around windows etc keep away all the critters including ants....works like a charm for me.

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  9. Very pretty holiday flowers. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, too!

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    1. Susan, thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!

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  10. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family

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    1. Rusty, thanks you and the same to you!

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  11. Wow, that ginger and sunshine is so pretty.

    It's overcast and chilly here. We're expecting a snow storm tonight... just in time for a White Christmas. :-)

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    1. Kathryn,
      Glad I could birng a bit of colour into your white world. Snow is very pretty too :)

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  12. Fresh tropical Christmas colours. Have a wonderful Christmas and hopeful 2013 ahead.

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    1. Stiletto,
      and the same to you and your family..

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  13. I wish we were warm enough here to grow these fabulous gingers. I'll just have to enjoy yours instead.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
    from your gardening friend in Houston, Texas.
    DAvid/:0)

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    1. David, very true - I dont mind sharing.Happy christmas to you and yours as well.

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  14. Oh - the pink ones are fabulous! My neighbour has a whole garden of yellow ones which are spectacular in a vase also! Wonderful colours! Wonderful flowers! Have a wonderful Christmas! - Kara xx

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    1. Kara,
      Oh gosh I didnt know there were yellow ones! They must be beautiful. Happy christmas to you and yours.

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