The exotic bracts of calathea and heliconia sassy pink are joined by the fiery hot scarlet ginger ( Alpinia purpurata).
To provide interest and as conversational piece I lay down the pendulous stem of the sassy pink on the calathea leaf place mat. This kind of flower arrangement should last for a week as a table decoration. In many writings I do come across mention of heliconia sassy pink as 'sexy pink'. Between these two I still do not know the authoritative name. Either way both'sassy' and 'sexy' sound well and good. What about calling the above composition....S.S. ....to mean Sexy Senoritas ?
Flowers bring peace into a room. A posy or a single bloom- can dispel a restless mood An atmosphere of quietude- haunts the place where flowers are. You forget the things that jar. So still they stand in vase or bowl. Their silence speaks unto the soul. Day by day now autumn comes- beautiful chrsysanthemums- bring proud summer to its close. Heedless of the fading rose- rich and deep their colours blaze. Season of the mellow days-as chrysanthemums unfold- wine and amber,bronze and gold. From a blue jug by my chair-they watch me and I am aware- of their beauty blessing me- with their own tranquility. Who comes within this calmingspell- cannot doubt that all is well.
written byPatience Strong( pen name of Winifred Emma, UK poet, 1907-1990)