The globe amaranth, aka fireworks is a spectacular, annual flower that adds a punch of color to any planter or Pocket. They’re one of our favorite bloomers because it’s drought tolerant and not very fussy to grow. They blossom into a rich fuchsia / magenta color with sparkly yellow tips which resembles fireworks! How fun are they?! Butterflies also flock to them. They retain their shape and color even after drying so they make perfect romantic table bouquets. Not only are globe amaranths pretty to look at, they make delicious teas as well. To grow and care for these fireworks, they need full sun. They’re pretty flexible with a variety of soils and moisture levels. Just make sure there’s drainage and be careful not to over fertilize. They grow about 1–3 feet tall. Happy planting and growing!
We love homes that bring a bit of jungle wilderness to their spaces. Here are a few inspiring interiors that are definitely having lots of fun with plants!
Getting a bit more colorful this week with beautiful portraits from Austin Wright @jaustinwright, Ryan Charles @ryandcharles, Elizabeth Wisdom @elizabeth_wisdom, Anna @annararo, Mutua Matheca @truthslinger, Karen Doolittle @karendoolittle.
The Horticult recently got in touch with us about our Plants & People project on Instagram. They loved our idea and wanted to know more about it. It’s a great write up and we’re thrilled that people are enjoying these pairings we do daily on instagram. Hop on over to learn more about our project! Big thanks to The Horticult for the feature!
This week on instagram, Plants & People picked a few portraits with their faces slightly hidden to match some close ups of plants. We like how abstract the body or the face becomes when it’s obscured. Beautiful portraits were snapped by — Alexis Weiner @lexwien, Tomasz Wagner @mananetwork, Melissa @otherwisehope, Razifman Adnan@razifmanadnan, Serena @this_fantastic_fox, Alfonso Xavier @alfonsoxavier, Tino @tinorenato.