Well all of my christmas decorations have been safely tucked away for several weeks now but I can never seem to allow myself to throw away a perfectly good plant. A few years ago I thought I would try to keep it for the following year by strictly following the daunting directions requiring 14 hrs of complete darkness etc. to only find a green plant at christmas. I kept it growing like this for 2 years and this year I did not take it out of the greenhouse b/f our first freeze.
This year I also received a beautiful one from a florist which I know cost more than the ones at Lowes that I usually pick up!
Anyway, you may start getting sick of that bright pink or red plant in your house, reminding you of the hectic days. Well you now have a great resource for cut flowers around your house.
Simply cut the stem the length you need and put a flame under the cut side of the stem. This will cease the white liquid from oozing and place in your vase. Once cut they should last about a week. I think they look totally different this way!
Coming next week is the start of Valentines Day activities and hopefully I will be back on track with my Barefoot Contessa recipes.