Wednesday, December 21, 2011
These are three of the Christmas plants we received this year. I still have to find a nice pot for the little tree. I'll just set it in a pretty pot until I can plant it outside. We had a very nice one that I planted within electric line distance so I could decorate it with lights at this time of the year. Sadly, we had a severe drought a couple of years later and we were out of the country for several weeks. Hopefully, this little one will be a good replacement.
I remember seeing giant poinsettia plants used as hedges in Malaga, Spain. So pretty. Poinsettias are pretty when we receive them here in the Midwest, but they don't really like to live here. It takes some extreme measures to keep them looking pretty. Of course, they are poisonous so have to be kept away from children and pets. Is anyone else able to keep them alive after Christmas?
All the best,
PS - Thanks, Jan N Jer, for your comment and for clearing up the poison thing about poinsettias! After research I find I have been wrong all of these years. Poinsettias are not poison to humans. I don't recommend adding them to the Christmas dinner salad, though! -LAE