Some days ago I was gifted a beautiful hortensia plant in a colour variation that I hadn't seen ever before. Hortensias are popular Mother's Day flowers on the Mediterranean island where I live and a variety of these coloured blooms are found on display almost everywhere you go. They herald spring in with a vengeance of colour. The most popular colours are lilac, soft pink and soft yellow.
This particularly glorious plant was gifted to me by a lovely florist whom I interviewed for the umpteenth time. The flowers are grown by a Maltese nursery and are particularly sturdy and acclimatised to the Mediterranean climate.
The pot sits on a curious stone contraption which is an antique. Most of you will wonder what on earth it could be.
It is called a 'kenur' and is an antique portable stone stove which was used by housewives in the olden days on the Mediterranean island of Malta. I thought it served the purpose of holding these delicious blooms to perfection.