Christmas is a busy time. You need to buy Christmas presents and decorate, and the days are shorter, so you won’t have time to do everything you normally do.
Christmas start outside – maybe with a garland on the door, a pot of flowers or evergreens by the front door, and of course the small string lights. It is also a good idea to decorate the balcony or terrace so you can enjoy it from the living room.
Fortunately, most shops have ornaments and decorations that are already finished, but even with some spring onions, fir and lights you can easily decorate the house.
Bulbous plants are quite cheap and if you want flowers the entire Christmas bulbous plants are perfect. They come in small plastic pots which might not be very pretty, but they are also just a way to store them. When you get home, you can take the bulbous plants out of the plastic pot and transplant them in a glass or pot, or a decoration on a platter. Along with evergreen branches or twisted twigs and moss, you will quickly have a sense of Christmas in the house. Notice when you buy hyacinth bulbs that the pots are in different colours. As you can’t see the colour of the flower when the bulbs are not sprouting, the colour of the pot will indicate the colour of the flower. Either blue, pink or white.
You can also use cut off flowers. Cut off flowers are better suited for inside use, while bulbs tolerate being outside. If you put your bouquets and decorations in a cool place during the night they will last longer.
Om Lars Lund
Danish horticulturist and journalist
Lars Lund has for many years engaged in the garden and greenhouse. Lars has published many books about greenhouses, and he has participated in many Danish horticultural TV shows. He is a walking garden encyclopaedia, and he has answers for most basic cultivation questions – also the more ambitious ones.
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