Monday 25 December 2023

Poinsettia Gardens.

How many times do we see Poinsettias in our supermarkets at Christmas or you are perhaps the recipient of one for a Christmas 🎁?

We don't have much look with them and they don't live very long.
We noticed them used for flower bedding displays recently on our holiday in Tenerife.   They must not get any frost there.  Saying that we haven't had much just more than our fair share of rain.  

Billy Connolly says in his book I have been reading πŸ“š: there's only two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter!  I think this year must be the wettest we have ever known.  Thank goodness I have my polytunnel to potter about when it's raining every day.

Happy Christmas to everyone in blog land.


  1. We had a huge poinsettia growing in our front garden over there. Definitely no frosts!

  2. There's snow on top of Mount Teide today JayCee. You should write posts about your life in Tenerife and the fabulous weather. Have a great Christmas.

  3. We have an overload of poinsettias here at Xmas too. I have kept them growing but have never managed to get them to flower again. They're lovely.... for a while.
    Lovely sunny days.... for a while.

  4. I would love to see pictures of them Linda. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas in Poros.

  5. The poinsettia plant's association with Christmas began in 16th-century Mexico, where legend tells of a girl, commonly called Pepita or MarΓ­a, who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus and was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and became poinsettias. (I found this on Wikipedia so it must be right!)

    1. Wonderful story YP. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. We see Poinsettias here every Christmas and some people even have trees in their gardens. My daughter's next door neighbour has one that hangs over the fence.

  7. My grandmother lived in a senior 'caravan park'. She had a tree that engulfed the end of her mobile home.

  8. I would imagine your grandmother lived in a great community Debby. I often thought of buying a caravan or a little old house in the sun.


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