Friday, December 5, 2008

Poinsettias of Course!

For me the first flower that comes to mind when I think of winter are poinsettias. I love the delicacy of the pointed petals and leaves. The colors they come in are beautiful too and go from a creamy white to deep red.

PV Creations

As a child I don't remember ever seeing them until we moved to California from Kansas when I was about 8. The house we lived in had one on the backyard. This was not some potted plant to set out and look pretty. It was a 6 or 7 foot tall bush! I remember as a kid breaking off small branches to see the milky sap that came out.

Clinging Images

I buy one or two potted ones every year hoping to keep them going until the next Christmas but I don't have much luck. If any one has any tip for growing these lovely flowers please leave me a comment.

If you like the visuals I used for this post the pictures are linked to the shops I found them in. Just click!

2 comments:

  1. I love poinsettias. Of course I can't grow them...they always die. I remember my mothere putting them in a dark closet, perhaps to make them bloom.

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  2. love the flowers that you found. I don't think I've ever seen a poinsettia actually growing in the ground, now that you've mentioned it!

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