Plus a Fantastic Giveaway and Coupon Code!
My Mom would the first one to tell you that the family green thumb skipped over her entirely. Her family comes from a pretty long line of farmers and devoted gardeners.
This was by profession and also by necessity. Mom’s parents had to feed their growing family on very little money, and grandma worked hard to raise as many vegetables as she could. Otherwise, come winter, there would be nothing for her daughters to eat. Grandma also loved her flowers, and she was especially fond of flowers grown from bulbs. Outdoors, this included tulips and her favorite daffodils. Inside, it meant amaryllis.
Which brings me back to my Mom, who may not have felt she had a green thumb, but who enjoyed beautiful amaryllis around the holidays every year. I don’t know if Grandma gave them to her, or someone else, or if she treated herself, but I remember those big red, showy flowers every year.
When I got older, and started a family of my own, my Mom gave me an Amaryllis one year. It’s also had big, gorgeous red flowers, and I treasured it for many years. I can’t remember what became of it, and why I don’t have it anymore, but when Longfield Gardens asked me if I would mind being a part of their celebrations this holiday season, I was very glad to join them.
My amaryllis gift pack just arrived, and I can’t wait to get it put together, so that it can get growing.
And Longfield Gardens is doing two very special things for the readers of my blog this holiday season.
Firstly, if you scroll down just a bit, you can enter to win a free Winter Gift Kit of your own. There are various simple ways to get additional entries, and I hope that you will take advantage of them all so that you have the best possible chance to win.
In addition – Longfield Gardens is offering all of my readers a discount code to use for their holiday shopping!
Get 20% off your entire order of full-priced items by entering
in the discount code field when checking out from now until 1/1/2016.
I think that is a lovely offer, and a great way to fill out your Christmas list, for some of those “have everything” folks you want to please. Amaryllis are easy to care for, and with just minimal effort, they will come back year after year, bigger and more beautiful every time.
I hope you take advantage of the discount code, and please make sure that you are entered to win the free Winter Gift Kit, below. A comment counts as an entry – just check the box in the entry widget – super easy to enter!