Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Fabulous

I adore Pointsettias. I must buy several every December, some for indoors and maybe one or more for my porch outdoors. I think they're beautiful! I love them perfectly red, marbled(which I can't seem to find), "Jingle Bell" which is red with white speckles, "Country Quilt" which is red and yellow, double flowered, curly flowered. I don't really care for them in white or pink though. They look kind of fake to me. But I adore this variety called "Ice Punch"! So pretty!

Poinsettias are native to Mexico so they sometimes do well planted in the ground here in SoCal. It always seem that the fancy varieties do not. I have seen them grown in gardens and they get about 7 feet tall! I was taught by a friend to prune them on St. Patrick's Day and Independence Day to manage them well.

Enjoy the holiday colors!


  1. I will have to take a picture of the pointsettia I got here in TX. It is a light red one. Can you share how you prune them? We have had two different landscapers come out to give us some ideas on how to clean up our flower beds as the house we bought here in TX they are a mess. I am going to do some before and after pictures and send to you. I love all your beautiful work! Have a good weekend!

  2. It is pretty. I saw a pretty at a market. No name. Aint that the way of it?