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December 14th, 2012 - A Different Kind of Flower

One of the most popular Christmas time flowers is the Poinsettia. It makes a wonderful holiday gift for your friend with a green thumb, but what if you want to go for something a little different?

The first thing you want to consider is floral Azaleas. They come in an array of different colors, including white, pink, red, and purple. The great thing about the Azalea is that when it's done blooming indoors, you can plant it outside and then have it for years to come.

Another idea for you is the common Amaryllis. How you display the Amaryllis is what makes the difference. Put it in a glass vase to make the bloom look beautiful, and add a birch branch in there to help hold it up so it doesn't fall over.

Other types of bulbs you might want to consider are the Paper White Narcissus. I love these because they're fragrant. Now some people do not like the strong smell, so if you have people that are kind of sensitive to fragrance it might not be a good plant. Nonetheless it's easy to grow.

Don't forget about the orchid. So many of us get so intimidated by Orchids, and we're afraid to give them as a gift because we think they are hard to grow. But the Phalaenopsis, or Moth Orchid, is so easy! It's minimum care, and it only needs about two tablespoons of water per week.

Pick up something different from a Poinsettia for your gift this holiday season.

December 7th, 2012 - Less Frilly Christmas Trees - check these out

November 30th, 2012 - Decorating the Mantle - Chris shows you how

November 23rd, 2012 - Decorate your kitchen - Christmas Kitchen

November 16th, 2012 - Shopping for decorations - let's go!

November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for your yard - very easy to do!

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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