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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hortensia with love


Some days ago I was gifted a beautiful hortensia plant in a colour variation that I hadn't seen ever before. Hortensias are popular Mother's Day flowers on the Mediterranean island where I live and a variety of these coloured blooms are found on display almost everywhere you go. They herald spring in with a vengeance of colour. The most popular colours are lilac, soft pink and soft yellow.

This particularly glorious plant was gifted to me by a lovely florist whom I interviewed for the umpteenth time. The flowers are grown by a Maltese nursery and are particularly sturdy and acclimatised to the Mediterranean climate.


The pot sits on a curious stone contraption which is an antique. Most of you will wonder what on earth it could be.
It is called a 'kenur' and is an antique portable stone stove which was used by housewives in the olden days on the Mediterranean island of Malta. I thought it served the purpose of holding these delicious blooms to perfection.



5 comments:

Old Cow said...

I love these vivid colours. I had never heard of a Hortensia before today.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-what a wonderful present, this flower is very vibrant and pretty xx

Pearl Westwood said...

They do make a lovely gift, so pretty

Fashionistable said...

I have a white one in my garden. The colour they give depends on the soil they are in. Xxxx

Padgett Hoke said...

I love the color - so bright and cheery! we were on the same wavelenght for sure!