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Amaryllis Gifts


Who’s on YOUR Nice List?

Yesterday I went to the dentist. I hate the dentist. Notice, I didn’t say I hate MY dentist, I just hate THE dentist in general. Who in their right

Dentist Checking Teeth

Not much a fan of the dentist…but it is a necessary evil.

mind would actually find enjoyment sitting reclined in an uncomfortable chair, their mouth wide open while someone digs around in there? Then of course it never fails: the hygenist will ask you a question WHILE your mouth is open and there’s no possible way to answer. Don’t get me wrong, I love idle chit chat as much as the next gal but there is a time and a place for anything.

So you may be wondering why I’m talking about the dentist in a gardening blog. The truth is, I actually am quite fond of my dentist. Again, it’s definitely not on my list of favorite places to go but I’ve actually been going to the same clinic since I was five years old and had to have a tooth pulled after a jungle gym mishap. Therefore, I wanted to bring my dentist a small token of my appreciation. A way to say “Thanks” for making a not-so pleasant experience a little more pleasant this year. So I brought him an amaryllis! In fact, while I was there he put his out at the receptionist’s desk. I think it’ll add a nice “holiday flair” to their clinic.

Apple Blossom Amaryllis

This beautiful Apple Blossom Amaryllis is sure to make someone’s holiday bright!

I have found amaryllis to be the perfect gift for those unique people in my life. These are the people who deserve a “thank you” but not necessarily your typical “gift” that can make for an awkward situation if he or she has nothing to give you in return. I have given amaryllis to my hairdresser, my mailman, the babysitter, even the doctor who delivered my beautiful twin girls this year! It’s nice to know as I finish my Christmas shopping that I’ve already got those “everyday” people taken care of. After all, who wouldn’t enjoy a vibrant flower blooming indoors during the bleak winter season? Most of them are even sold in kits that are extremely easy to put together and have everything you need to grow one.

As a side note: I DID survive the dentist…and even put a smile on his face in the process!

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