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Ocean Grove, NJ. December 1, 2019. Eileen and Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.  Leica M-10.


By Eileen and Paul Goldfinger.  Blogfinger.net

For her Thanksgiving table, Eileen chose Alstroemeria for their colors and sustained freshness. This flower has no smell.  It is originally from South America, especially Chile and Eastern Brazil.  But now it is being bred in the Netherlands and grown in the US.

You can plant them in your garden but they would be annuals.  They can be found as perennials from Zone 8 down to Florida (Zone 10.)  Ocean Grove is Zone 7.

Years ago, there were few flowers available in December for the home.  Eileen’s Mom would often display pussy willows and eucalyptus leaves.  Her father worked in New York City and was near enough to the historic famed Flower District that he brought home flowers every Friday for Shabbos  (Sabbath).

And today, thanks to the miracle of modern shipping, as with fresh foods, a huge array of flowers can be bought across the country.   Eileen purchased  these at Wegmans.


BRUNO MARS  “When I Was Your Man”

“I should have bought you flowers.”


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Eileen is expecting company tonight. On the left are miniature gladiolus, and on the right are hydrangea in their late summer garb. Blogfinger photo. ©

Eileen is expecting company tonight. On the left are miniature gladioluses, and on the right are hydrangeas in their late summer garb. 8/15/15. Click to enlarge. Blogfinger photo. ©

By Eileen Goldfinger, house, garden, and food  editor @Blogfinger

Why should all the passers-by enjoy your flowers.? Go out and cut some—-they won’t be missed visually.   Use them to decorate your table or other spots in your home.  Now the hydrangeas, gladioluses and zinnias are lovely.


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