Submitted by Molbak’s
The holidays – a joyful celebration of hearth and home – and what better time to express your creativity. Whether your décor is traditional or modern, sprinkled with glitter or more rustic, festive plants that celebrate the season are a carefree way to bring excitement to your Yuletide display.
This year, dial up the holiday "WOW" factor with some new poinsettia varieties and ideas featuring traditional blooming houseplants and topiaries that can showcase your own special style.
Brilliant color and long lasting "flowers" make easy-care poinsettias cool Yule bloomers. A decorating go-to in red, pink and white, these merry must-haves come in dazzling color combinations with contrasting stripes and sparkles. Try "Christmas Feelings Marble," a frothy confection of cream touched with pink, or "Tapestry Red," a vibrant crimson with green and gold leaves.
Assemble a variety of plant sizes and shades, to create a multi-tiered explosion of color, or fill a large, shallow ceramic dish with tiny, pint-sized pink poinsettias for a simple, elegant centerpiece. Molbak’s features the hottest new varieties in eye-catching shapes and shades, even a bold orange-red that will light up your Thanksgiving table.
Showering the season with bursts of star-power, Christmas cactus and cyclamen are at their holiday best. Vibrant color-soaked blooms in tones of red, pink and white are perfection alone placed in a birch bark cachepot, tied with ribbon. Place a trio of snowy white cyclamen in silver or slate grey planters, accented with glittering branches to create a frosty focal point.
Take your decorating to new heights with paperwhites and amaryllis. Flaunting generous single, double and exotic bird-like blossoms, amaryllis now delights in colors that complement any décor. Create a stunning amaryllis centerpiece of three pots, rising from a bed of cedar garland and pinecones. Or give your fragrant paperwhites a refreshing look by growing them in seaglass chips and shells, or place the pot in a glass vase surrounded with brilliant red-berried garland. And this season – break outta of the pot! Poinsettias, amaryllis and paperwhites can be used as long-lasting cut flowers too!
TOPIARIES AND TREES
Elegant and easy topiaries add an air of quiet sophistication. Shaped as gentle wreaths, bold lollipops or mini-me holiday trees, they create dimension and structure that will grace your home long into the new year and beyond. Whether you choose English ivy, delicate Myrtle, fragrant lemon cypress, aromatic, silvery lavender or kitchen classic rosemary, just pop one in a terracotta pot and finish with a flourish of ribbon. Add tiny ornaments and lights for a touch of sparkle and place a pair to frame your mantle, or on your dining table as gracious accents. And, when warmer weather comes, you can plant them outside in your containers or herb garden!
Visit Molbak’s for more ideas not only for your home, but for unforgettable hostess gifts as well. We have plants, containers, baskets and ribbon, everything you need to make this holiday season one to remember!