23/12/2013

POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS

One of my friends said the other day, "You can never have too many poinsettias."
So I have taken that as permission to post the best of my poinsettia collection as a pictorial Christmas card.

This one I photographed on my walk this morning - it was lovely to see the actual flowers which are normally so insignificant.

The next few I found in a local garden centre where I bought this year's plant.






Then there are those adorning balconies all over Tenerife . . .



. . .  an entire hedge of the pompom variety between a banana plantation and the road . . .


. . . and a less showy variety in a garden near us.


This last picture is a close-up of our poinsettia from 2012 which came back to life and put on a brave show earlier this year, then turned up its toes (roots?) last month. We assume this was a deliberate built-in obsolescence - a ploy to make us buy another one.


HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!



4 comments:

  1. Happy Christmas, Lizzy.

    Lovely pictures. I particularly like the one you describe as 'less showy'.

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  2. I was back in Spain last week - poinsettia crazy in my old town, in that they plant them for christmas then don't bother watering them!

    I like the ones that have escaped to grow magnificently tall by the side of the road.

    Nice post, Lizy.

    Happy Christmas (and Three Kings)

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  3. Wow, that all looks very festive! Merry Christmas!

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  4. I'm always surprised when I see them growing naturally! Happy Christmas and let's drink to a healthy and happy new year :-)

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