Every Christmas season I buy several Poinsettia plants.
The dark reds are my favorites but I usually add some white ones also. Sometimes you can buy them in pretty shades of pink but this time I only had the red and white!
When we lived in Miami I had lots of these plants growing in our yard. Oh, what a beautiful display they made! I miss that!
We are a little too far north here for these plants to thrive for long, though one year I did have some grow and bloom nicely. Recent winters have been too cold...and if they reach the blooming stage -which they usually do- a freeze is sure to zap them...as it did in 2009 AND this past season, too!
This bloom somehow escaped the freeze this time!
(I cover the plants when possible)
I end up buying more plants every year-for decorating the house-and then plant them in the yard, come spring!
(picture with antique finish)
I don't give up easily...and in the early spring - all things seem possible!
Labels: Christmas, Flowers, MEME, Our place, Today's Flowers