How far in advance can you make floral arrangements?
(Granny’s idea of hip centerpieces may be slightly different from yours.) Centerpieces can be created two days out. Plan for two to three hours for fifteen centerpieces, with two people working. Bouquets should be made the day before.
Are poinsettias poinsettias?
Some say poinsetta and some say poinsettia. In both cases, either pronunciation is acceptable. This traditional holiday houseplant, a native of Mexico, is named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States Ambassador to Mexico (circa 1820).
Is the fridge too cold for flowers?
Keep flowers as cool as possible, but avoid putting them in your fridge, if you can. Florists’ coolers range from 33° to 40°F, so your fridge likely won’t be cool enough and any fruit or vegetables could emit ethylene gas, which shortens the life of cut flowers.
What do you plant for Christmas at Martha Stewart’s House?
An amaryllis and orchids in complementary colors make a cheerful display nestled on a buffet table. The blanket of moss hides the individual pots, so the plants appear to sprout up from the ground. These glistening fruits appeared in Martha’s first Christmas book and in the premiere issue of Martha Stewart Living.
What do you put in a holiday centerpiece?
You’ll have ideas for sophisticated place settings, festive napkin folds, and gleaming china and serving sets at the ready, and these centerpiece ideas become the star of a fantastic holiday spread. Florals are always welcome for the holidays, and a classic is shown here: fresh paperwhites.
How do you make fruit Sparkle at Christmas?
These glistening fruits appeared in Martha’s first Christmas book and in the premiere issue of Martha Stewart Living. We updated it with coarse sanding sugar, a large-crystal sugar that adds extra sparkle. Use fruit that’s firm, dry, and at room temperature, and simply baste the fruit in egg whites before dusting in sugar.
What are the best florals to plant for the holidays?
Florals are always welcome for the holidays, and a classic is shown here: fresh paperwhites. Taking inspiration from the snowy landscapes outside, these paperwhites will turn heads in their birch-covered pots.