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THANKSGIVING GIFTS THAT LAST LONGER THAN THE MEAL
(and the leftovers)
Does Mom really need another gelatin mold (or wine, or yet more pie)? Although it's very thoughtful to bring a gift to a Thanksgiving dinner, instead of bringing food, or flowers that fade after a day or so, White Flower Farm (www.whiteflowerfarm.com) suggests these interesting and lasting gifts:
1) Double Amaryllis --
With twice the usual number of petals, these beautiful plants pack a potent amount of color in each bloom. White Flower Farm likes 'Red Peacock' -- its huge scarlet flowers brighten even the dullest winter day (buds open in 8-10 weeks; from $30).
2) Lavender 'Goodwin Creek Grey' --
The fragrant gray foliage of Lavender 'Goodwin Creek Grey' captures the essence of summer and shares it all year long in a sunny window. Available in a glazed pot ($42) or white ceramic pot with saucer ($62).
3) White Freesia (New!) --
The sturdy stems carry clusters of snowy blooms infused by a sweet perfume with citrus accents. These fully budded plants will begin their display shortly after arrival ($42).
4) Shrimp Plant (New!) --
It's named for showy salmon-colored bracts that surround white flowers and overlap to look like you know what. Long blooming and easy to care for indoors, the Shrimp Plant comes in a glazed ceramic pot with saucer ($45).
5) Silver Vase Bromeliad (New!) --
A superb houseplant in the pineapple family, Aechmea fasciata offers easy care and good looks. Its wide silvery foliage is the perfect foil for the long-lasting pink spike and purple flowers ($39).
6) Fantasia Purple Cyclamen (New!) --
Dramatic bicolor blooms with white frosted edges seem to dance as nimbly as sugarplum fairies in The Nutcracker. Shipped in a 6-inch Nantucket basket ($39).
For other Thanksgiving gift ideas go to www.whiteflowerfarm.com (the Cook's Herb Trio with copper-toned pots and tray is $59. Fresh herbs make a great present). You'll find ordering deadlines for Thanksgiving delivery, too.
Barb Pierson, the nursery manager at White Flower Farm, is available for interviews upon request, as are other experts.
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White Flower Farm is a family-owned nursery located in northwest Connecticut. Since 1950, they have been gathering, evaluating, growing, and selling a wide range of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines, bulbs, and houseplants representing the very best varieties from around the world. Plants shipped are true to name, free of disease, and in prime condition for growing. While in the area, stop by White Flower Farm with its five acres of display gardens, or visit www.whiteflowerfarm.com, where you will also find helpful gardening information including a how-to video library. Join our E-mail list for gardening advice and tips, From the Farm monthly newsletter, announcement of events at the White Flower Farm Store, and special offers not in our catalogues or on our Web site. White Flower Farm -- we make your garden grow.