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Monday, March 11, 2013
I was new to gardening at that time and belonged to our local garden club. I remember one time..trying to keep a poinsettia from one year to the next. I had a closet in my dining room and at a certain time each day the plant would go in the closet then out the next day. The results...just a few tinged leaves with red and one pretty one. Hardly worth my effort.The garden club ladies had a ball with this...I would get many comments about my plant in the closet.
The most beautiful poinsettia I have ever seen was in Hawaii. We had just arrived at our hotel and walking up the walk to the door...I was bowled over by the huge plant next to the building. I asked (remember I knew nothing about plants at this time) "What is that gorgeous plant?" When I learned it was a poinsettia, I couldn't believe it. It towered over my head and was as wide as my arms could reach. It was full of red blossoms. I had my picture taken with this plant as the background. I couldn't find the picture for this post.
You may be wondering why I am writing about poinsettias in March? I was just reading Dave's Garden this morning, and there was a picture and story about keeping a poinsettia. This is the time to prune them, if you want to keep them. http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/4112/ I'm looking at mine...still as pretty as the day I got it...maybe I will do it again. Now, what closet can I use?