Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Poinsettias

My poinsettia is as pretty as it’s ever been.

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So where do you think it is?

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(let’s peek outside!)

It’s in my flower bed!

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I had never seen poinsettias growing in flower beds until I moved to Florida but they do really well here and seem to come into full bloom at Christmas time.

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We’ve seen some that are as tall as the houses here but I’m happy with mine this year.

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Seasonal Sundays,

Sundays in my City,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

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I still want to get a potted one to enjoy inside.

Do you have one this year?

What color is it?

45 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Diane, that poinsettia is gorgeous! I was in Mexico City once when the poinsettias were huge, like a big arbor next to the house. Of course here we get them potted. I don't have one yet, but I'm waiting until the huge ones go on sale at Sams Club. lol The red ones are always my favorite! Have a lovely day.

acorn hollow said...

It is funny to see them in a garden when I went to Jamaica they were tree size amazing. No I don't have one but I do have paper whites which you either love or hate.
Cathy

Pamela Gordon said...

That is beautiful, Diane! I love the mosaic you did too. I have a cream one this year, the first one I've bought in a long time. We're getting a major snowstorm here today so are safe and cozy in the house. Enjoy the day. In the heat. And sun. :)

TexWisGirl said...

that's neat. :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Aren't the poinsettias amazing!! My Grandmother had one out by the shed that was as tall as I am and a huge bush!! Also you see the yellow centers!! I don't understand why the take those off of the poinsettias they sell in the store!!

Susie said...

I love all the colors of poinsettias...but the red is more Christmas to me. I have stood beside one in Cancun that was taller than me. Until then, I had not idea they could grow so tall. Yours is a pretty one,and how fun to just look outside and enjoy it. Have a blessed Sunday, xoxo,Susie

Linda said...

Here in Louisiana they can live ( if you call surviving living) on back porches. I kill potted ones, so I stopped buying them. But yours is lovely, and I would love to see the huge garden ones. Hugs from Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

How lovely to have poinsettias growing outside in the garden. I don't get them for inside very often as I find they drop quickly with the heating system.

Danice said...

I love poinsettias. Many years ago, they were used to make red dyes. We do not have any this year, but they really do evoke a spirit of Christmas. Of the colors, we like the red the best. Yours are so lovely :)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I always have one or two and tend to stick to red-enjoy:@)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have to laugh Diane, well if mine was growing outside, it would be under a lot of snow.

Yours is very lovely.

Jen

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, I never heard of growing them outdoors. That is gorgeous you lucky girl!!

Cozy Little House said...

As tall as houses! Wow! I didn't know you could grow them outside. I have a red one Judy brought me next to my trees.
Brenda

Barbara F. said...

Hi Diane, lucky you to have these beautiful Christmas flowers growing in your yard. I do have one, it was a gift from a friend, she bought it at Costco and it is so perfect, it looks like velvet. It is a deep beautiful red. xo

Diane said...

Can you say "jealous??" All of my poinsettias are plastic-- and I mean plastic, not silk. They're from the 60s-- were my mother's. Shame on me!

Neesie said...

Oh that is just gorgeous and what a delight to see that outside your window.
I had a poinsettia in my border when I lived in Melbourne, but I'm afraid that could never happen here in Scotland.
I've got one in a pot and it's a beautiful red. Just perfect for Christmas. I always have to have one on the house for the holiday.
Happy Christmas...I wish you the best of health and happiness for 2014.
xoxo

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images of Christmas flower.

Noelle the dreamer said...

I never knew it could grow in a flower bed Dear! Thanks for sharing
(and no, none here inside or outside...Inside because of Maira the cat, outside because the deer are just waiting to see what else the Flemish gal has for them to munch upon...)
Hugs,

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh wow, that is first time I have seen one grown in the ground:). It is beautiful. Take care Diane.

Jane and Chris said...

The only time I've ever seen one growing naturally was in Kenya.It was quite the novelty for me!
Jane x

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I have not gotten one this year nor has my Christmas cactus bloomed, come to think of it.

OH does your flower bed look nice and WARM and sunny...
Shivering up here in the North today:)

Pondside said...

How pretty that looks in a flower bed! I have two - a very RED one and a pink one and I love them both.

Poppy said...

Your poinsettias are like a beautiful burst of Christmas! I know what you mean about them being as tall as houses, literally, as I pass one every day and will post on it soon. I only realized it was a poinsettia a few weeks ago!;-D

Have a lovely week!

Poppy

eileeninmd said...

Your Poinsettia is beautiful, it is nice that they can grow outside there. Lovely photos. Enjoy your new week ahead!

TiKiMOOSE said...

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog! I love your poinsettia!
I'm amazed they will bloom naturally. When I was a kid in San Diego, Grandma had me plant hers outside after Christmas. It lived for years but never bloomed again. Yours is wonderful!

podso said...

None yet this year but I would probably choose a white one or pink one. I love how they grow tall in Florida. How nice to have it planted right ouside your window!

Kathy said...

I know poinsettias grow outside in Mexico, so why not Florida. Yours are gorgeous. I don't have one because I have cats and they would eat it.

Montanagirl said...

Those Poinsettia's are so pretty. Just so nice for Christmas!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I once tried to order a pointsettia from here in southern Ontario to be delivered to my Mom and Dad who wintered in Florida. The person on the other end of the phone thought I was nuts as pointsettias could be grown in the ground in Florida. Never forgot that. Valerie

September Violets said...

I just bought 2 poinsettias yesterday at the garden centre. I really like the variegated red & white leaves so I got both in those colours. They remind me of spatterware (is that the right word?) tin ware. I have grown these in my garden as well here in Canada! I keep the flowers going inside in sunny window, and then as soon as all frost is finished (end of May) I can pop them in the garden. They do really well here. However, I've never dug any up to bring back inside (silly of me really). Maybe I'll try that next fall. Your plant looks great! Wendy x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Merry Christmas! I love that poinsettias grow outside here and yours is beautiful.

Olive said...

It's your glorious climate I am sure. I bet you can grow most anything. I did not buy one this year-I am having a bit of a tough time as CC is not coming home. Merry Christmas

Red Rose Alley said...

I've never seen poinsettias that were planted, how wonderful! You know, the poinsettia is so beautiful to me. I still have to get one, thanks for reminding me. I have seen white, pink, and blue ones here in blogland, but I must say, that my favorite is still the RED, like yours.

Have a merry Sunday, Diane.

Love,
~Sheri

Snap said...

I don't have a poinsettia this year. Yours is lovely. I've tried growing them here, but still too cold. I did have a couple in Galveston that did well.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So nice to see a poinsettia growing in a garden. I have been gifted with two; a red one and a light pink and white one.

Vee said...

Ohhhhh how pretty! It looks beautifully vibrant and happy! Better than any I've seen in a pot. No, no poinsettias...yet...this year.

Linda R said...

So pretty my friend. I don't think I have ever seen a poinsettia in the ground before.

I do hope you had a happy weekend.

Hugs~

Linda Walker said...

I have never seen a poinsettia growing in a garden before! Yours is so lovely!
Linda

Musings from Kim K. said...

How fantastic is that! Absolutely stunning, Diane! I love the mosaic you did too. Such a contrast against our winter storms. So vibrant. So red! Love it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Poinsettias are so pretty - thanks for sharing yours.
Thanks for stopping by.
The elf antics are going on at my daughter's house not mine. :D I doubt I would have the creativity to keep this little act going on til Christmas. :D
Have a great week.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Diane! :) Merry Christmas!
I only have one this year and it's red.. Last year I had many. A sweet neighbor brought me one with a Christmas Card! I've never had a yellow one..or white as they call them.
Yours is just gorgeous! Actually, aren't these a tropical plant? They really won't make it in cold weather. From Mexico etc. I think.

NanaDiana said...

None here this year, Diane. There used to be some along my grandmother-in-law's house and they grew right up over the side of her bedroom windows. They were gorgeous- xo Diana

Trace4J said...

Beautiful.
Ive never seen one so pretty and outside.
I do love them, but wont have one because of my furry loves.
Thank you for sharing yours.
Woolie Hugs

GardenOfDaisies said...

It's so pretty! I've seen the huge ones growing in Mexico.

Unknown Mami said...

Your plant is gorgeous.