Monday, January 21, 2008

Alstroemereria

Last Friday, we featured a simple flower arrangement made by using a toothbrush holder. Only one type of flower, Alstroemeria, was used and it worked really well - lush, full, and simple!

[image from twelve paw]

Alstroemeria also goes by the name of Peruvian Lily or Lily of the Incas due to its South American origin. The lily-like flowers, with strips or dots in the inner part of the petals, come in a variety of colors - pink, white, orange, purple, red, and yellow. These inexpensive flowers last a long time, so they are a great deal! Check out a post at Sunset: Living in the West for photographic evidence - the flowers still looked good after two weeks.

[images from clockwise from top left to center:
Anna, K O, Carl E Lewis, KaCey97007, Noel Lee]


Care Tips:
  • Remove all the foliage (at least most of it) before putting them into a vase.
  • Check the water regularly, because Alstroemeria absorbs a lot of water.
  • Change the water and cut the stems periodically.
  • Keep them away from fruit, carbon monoxide, and decaying plant material.

2 comments:

Danielle Marconi said...

WOW!! Look at this beautiful blog! Love the new title and the way you are displaying the pictures. I'm excited to keep learning about flowers!

Inspired to Flower said...

thanks so much danielle! you are such a good "blog-cheerleader"!