Inside this spacious, opulent nursery, heavy lavender draperies partially cover a pair of glass doors and hang on the wall behind an ornate crib with gold accents. An embellished white bureau, also with gold accents, is angled in one corner of the room. A sparkling chandelier and vintage floor-length mirror offer added glamor to this luxurious room.
Some seed sellers say that white carrots were grown as far back as the Middle Ages. Today, the cream-colored roots of ‘Lunar White’ offer cooks and gardeners a mild flavor and small cores. While carrots with colorful pigments are thought to offer more health benefits, this variety is a good source of dietary fiber.
Crunchy, juicy ‘White Satin’ carrots have a sweet but slightly spicy taste. This Nantes-type carrot holds up well in storage. Serve them uncooked, alongside purple and orange carrots, to add color to the table.
This nursery incorporates elements of the circus in its decor, from the green-and-white striped ceiling to the curtains and coordinating valance that have been hung behind the crib. A yellow door and red antlers bring even more color into the vibrant space.
Allium schoenoprasum, commonly called chives, is in same genus as the more ornamental flowering plants. Use white or purple flowers of this herb as a garnish, and chop the aromatic stems to add a mild onion flavor to foods. These plants are pretty in containers or a cottage or herb garden.
Holiday cinerarias are happy with cool home temperatures--in fact, they need a location that stays between 40 and 55 degrees F. Warm temperatures cause them to decline fast. You'll find these daisy-like flowers in shades of red, pink, blue, violet and white, and they'll last for weeks if you keep the soil moist, not wet. Don't let the plants dry out, because you may not be able to revive them. When the blooms finish, toss your cinerarias into the compost.