As I drove back to my hometown the other day, I couldn’t help but stop at the local nursery in the San Fernando Valley where my mom used to get her plants for our flower shop. Walking in and seeing the vast array of green and blooming plants brings back many memories of being here with her and it was difficult to hold myself back from buying it all up.
This time of year it is filled with fields of red poinsettias that sit amongst other seasonal plants such as cyclamen, kalancho, amaryllis and christmas cactus. The orchids are in full bloom and the vast array of color and smells brings forth such an uplifting spirit. One of the best parts is that I now get to share it with my 3 year old son. He is always so excited to be apart of what I do and help choose the best looking plant or help carry the fresh flowers we have picked. Just yesterday we were preparing christmas greens and he had he arms full hauling the pile over to a wagon to pull to our next destination. I enjoyed this time so much with my mom and I am blessed to now have my own family who shows such an interest in my work.
This time of year is a time for family and friends, making memories, continuing or starting traditions and embracing life and what we have.
“Decorating your home with scented greens accented with fresh flowers or a flowering plant can be a great compliment to your holiday home decor.”