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Amaryllis, Chrysanthemum, Capsicum Annuum – Or, out of unpleasantness, pleasantness.

December 28, 2011

There’s a fancy flower shop down the block from us, been there for ages. The people there are generally not the most pleasant or polite, which befuddles me because, come on, you’re working at a flower shop! Shouldn’t you be running around singing and dancing and selling bouquets for a shelling? Or was Eliza Doolittle just a lie??

So anyway I usually don’t go to them if I can avoid it. But when in dire need of a little Christmas flora, a girl sometimes has to put her principles aside and brave the rudest and unpleasantest.

So my sister and I went in and got some flowers. Mission accomplished. Was the woman unnecessarily cold and condescending? Undoubtably. Was is all worth it? I’ll let you be the judge of that. Lo and behold, our bounty:

Some white amaryllis, apparently sometimes nicknamed “naked ladies”, some chrysanthemums, or spider mums, and a branch of ornamental red peppers (“please don’t try to eat them” sneered our sour florist.)


Boom boom!

Made my mom happy, which is what we cared about.

Hope you guys had a good Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Festivus, or whatever it is the kids are doing these days.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2011 10:33 pm

    gorgeous arrangement and i love your new blog! those “amaryllis” are lilies 🙂

  2. December 29, 2011 9:37 am

    A gorgeous wreath for an incredible door! I bet your mother will never take it down, it’s just too pretty.

  3. Katie permalink
    December 30, 2011 1:37 pm

    WHOOPS…Was totally wrong….i’ve never seen amaryllis like that!

    • Amelie permalink*
      December 30, 2011 8:23 pm

      I’m no botanical expert so I can only refer you to the Wikipedia article (no doubt a most trusted source of information!):

      Amaryllis are pretty common in flower shops in France. Can’t recall if I’ve seen them often in the US. A very pretty flower!

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