Amaryllis, especially popular in red, is a winter bulb blooming favorite and available on teleflora.com ($57.95) to provide long lasting indoor color.
African violets are a traditional winter blooming plant enjoyed by "green thumbs" for centuries. The Sweet Violet Trio available on teleflora.com ($47.95) is a basket of these compact plants in little pots and can be planted later in the garden after the arrival of spring.
It's not a scene from "South Pacific," it's South Lake County.
Lush and abundant stems of rare blooms adorn a 300-pound "Tiger Orchid" plant suspended in a hanging basket of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. It's a rare sight that comes only every 5 years, but not usually in such a vast array of blooms.
Debbie Lilly, owner of Debbie's Designs Floral in Crown Point, remembers the days when this week meant a table loaded with orchid corsages, stems firmly poked in tiny vials of water, and encased in plastic cubes.
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