Just stepping into the Conservatory on a cold December day warms my heart!
Just last week, I visited the Conservatory in a nearby park to enjoy the colorful Christmas blossoms. Ever since that sunny visit, I have been thinking about my favorite holiday flowers…
Poinsettias have always been a part of our family Christmas celebrations. I have sweet childhood memories of guests bringing my mom a beautiful Poinsettia at Christmastime. I often wondered what made this flower so special? When I began decorating a home of my own, my mom, aunt, friends, or neighbors would surprise me with a beautiful Poinsettia plant for my December birthday. Often there were many colorful Poinsettias here!
Now I realize why these flowers are so cherished…
Can you guess why these beautiful blooms are such a heartwarming part of my Christmas?
Poinsettias come in so many different colors…
Another Christmas flower that warms my heart is Cyclamen. Its unique heart-shaped leaves show off delicate flowers that dance upon long, graceful stems. Many years ago, I ‘discovered’ Cyclamen while visiting Germany at Christmastime. During that wunderbar Christmas visit, I was enchanted by the Cyclamen plants blooming on my friends’ windowsills.
I couldn’t wait to bring that Christmas tradition to my home!
Now each year on my birthday, my husband surprises me with pretty Cyclamen plants for our sunny dining room. This Christmas, they are gracing an antique wooden box on our dining room table. Every time I gaze at their blossoms, I remember my faraway friends and my unforgettable Christmas in Germany!
Cyclamen and Poinsettias
have become such an important part
of our Christmas celebrations here at home.
Beyond their beautiful blossoms, they hold precious memories.
They are a special part of our family stories now,
celebrating so many precious people
who will always be part of our lives.
The Conservatory has a wonderful kaleidoscope that allows visitors to focus on different flowers. It is amazing to study Poinsettias and Cyclamen through the lens of the kaleidoscope. What intricate designs it creates! Take a peek…
Amarillys, Paperwhites, Christmas Cactus, Star of Bethlehem…
In Christmases past, I have grown and enjoyed them all.
Each blossom brings so much beauty on the coldest of winter days.
Yet for me,
the most heartwarming Christmas flowers
will forever be
Cyclamen and Poinsettias,
for they have stories to tell that make my heart sing…
and stories truly do matter!
Pale pink Cyclamen and bright pink Kalanchoe
Yes, flowers are always a special part of Christmas at our house.
But I hope you’ll come visit again soon,
for the most special stories
are waiting to be shared.
May your Christmas bloom with happiness!
P.S. What is your favorite Christmas flower? Hope you’ll share your stories!