Tuesday, November 12, 2013

WINTER FLOWERS

 
Last night we had our first measurable snowfall here. It is that time of year... when one of my beloved flowers, is starting to be seen everywhere around us. "The poinsettia is native to Mexico. There are over 100 cultivated varieties of it. On the downside... BEWARE if you have pets, unfortunately these plants can be poisonous to them. You can always use artificial ones, instead.  Legend has it... that a little girl, who was too poor... to give a gift for Jesus' birthday... was inspired by an angel, to gather weeds from the side of the road... and place them in front of the church's altar. Glorious crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias." These gorgeous plants come in many different colors. My favorite color is red. What is yours???
 
BLUE
PINK
PURPLE
WHITE
RED
 
 

19 comments:

Jon said...

I had no idea poinsettias came in so many colors. When I was a kid in California they used to grow wild by our house, and I heard that they are poisonous.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i like the classic red ones!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

this morning I woke up to snow on the ground . Every thing is covered and it's quite pretty out, but alas no more flowers blooming. I do love poinsettias and often have them here for Christmas. It's early days yet but maybe this year, I need to get one early. They are so bright and beautiful!

linda eller said...

Oh my, i have never seen them in any color but red and white. They are beautiful tho, in any color, and speak 'Christmas' to me.

Helen said...

Red just looks more like Christmas.

Chatty Crone said...

Now I don't think I've ever seen colored ones - I've just seen white and red. Sandie

betty said...

I too didn't realize they came in so many colors! I've only seen the white and red ones. I think the purple is real pretty though! My favorite would be the red.

betty

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I had no idea that poinsettias came in blue or purple! I love the red ones best.

Ellen in Oregon said...

Hard to believe snow has arrived in so many places. Just lots of dreary rain & darkness in the NW today.
Last year I bought a new variety called Candy Cane.It was snowy white leaves with various shades of red & pink splatter design - very festive. I guess I am more of a traditionalist since I like the reds the best. Blue & purple just seem soooo wrong to me. I think California supplies most of the poinsettias in the USA.

jack69 said...

Hands down RED! And I do not know why.
Good info with the great shots also.
Stay warm, we finally made it to Florida, well just inside at the Suwannee River....

Lori said...

I had never seen them in anything other than red or green.

Carol Z said...

I've never seen purple ones, but they are pretty. I received a beautiful white poinsettia last year and it was lovely.

We had snow flurries this morning, but happily it didn't stick.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't know that the poinsettias come in different colors! Purple is my favorite color and it's beautiful, but I have to say that the RED one makes my heart sing. I didn't realize the story behind the poinsettia. Thanks for sharing. I am really getting into the Christmas spirit.

Love,
~Sheri

Lucy said...

I am old fashioned, red is mine.

Formerly known as Frau said...

I only like the red...and have fake because of my dog! My parents live in AZ and have them in their yard...I would love that! Have a wonderful week!

slugmama said...

Ok, where have I been that I didn't know Poinsettias come in PURPLE!?!

Must have......

Nelle said...

I like red for Christmas and later in the winter the white. I have snow envy!!! It was very cold here then warmed up. Hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!

~mel said...

They can hybridize them until they're blue and purple but RED is the color of the pointsettia!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Good Morning Taryterre!
Just checking to see if you have a new post up. I'm going Christmas shopping this morning, and getting ready to deal with the crowds - YIKES!

Have a nice day.

Love,
~Sheri