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Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Festive Flowers -

Carry your sea­sonal de­cos through

to the front gate with a cute idea like this. Pop a pas­tel pink mini-poin­set­tia in­side an enamel mug and tie it to the latch – your visi­tors will love the wel­com­ing touch! You don’t need to re­pot – just slip the plas­tic nurs­ery pot in­side the outer con­tainer.

You can use poin­set­tias

in cut ar­range­ments, too. Mix them with blooms of sim­i­lar hue (like these roses and anemones), and add sil­ver fo­liage and berries for con­trast. When cut­ting poin­set­tia stems, stand them in wa­ter for about 30 min­utes to let the milky sap drain be­fore adding to the ar­range­ment.

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