Amaryllis

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Amaryllis bulbs are a classic indoor plant during the winter months. Native to Africa, the name comes from the Greek word amarysso, which means “to sparkle.” 

Every major holiday has its classic color scheme. For example, Halloween decorations are generally orange and black. As for Christmas, it’s hard to imagine a time when red and green weren’t synonymous with this holiday. But they haven’t always been Christmas’ primary colors. 

Today I’ll share the history behind how red and green came to represent Christmas. Plus, to satisfy curious gardeners, we’ll learn which red and green holiday items are compostable.

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