Red Hot Mamas

Red Hot Mamas in the garden with Sensible Gardening. Red flowers are real show stoppers!

The use of colour is a very powerful tool in everything, including gardening. Different colours emote different reactions and feelings from the observer. Some people are attracted to the softer tones of pastels while others enjoy the bright and in your face colours. Red is a very strong colour and makes a bold statement in flower beds. Mother nature has…

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The Red Amaryllis

Amarylis in bloom at Sensible Gardening and Living

Well, it finally happened. Our Christmas amaryllis (hippeastrum) is blooming. Not in full bloom yet, but 2 gorgeous redder than red blooms have opened. This one is a real knockout! I tried taking a million pictures to capture this red beauty but either my camera or my lacking photography skills have made it impossible to capture it’s true brilliance. You’ll…

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