Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poinsettias for Christmas

We're going to try again this year to nurse along our poinsettias in a pot for planting out later.

On the first left is one planted last Spring in our friend's garden. Its protected from the frost against a south facing wall.

The one below is magnificent and in a garden a few minutes walk away. We thought it had died some 4 years ago in a hard winter, but it's sprung into life again and thriving.


leavesnbloom said...

oh what a large poinsettia bush - oh if only you knew how hard it is to look after those plants in the UK. Its quite a trial to keep them looking good. Yours look really good - ours dare not even poke their little bracts into a cold draft without them showing the effects about 2 days later.

LadyLuz said...

Thank you Leavesnbloom - yes, they're spectacular. We have had a 6 year learning curve on Mediterranean gardenining, drought resistant plants, etc. and have done something similar with a slide show a couple of months ago, if you browse previous posts.

Loved your video presentation. Isn't it wonderful what creativity, time and hard work can do in a garden. Yours looks so loved.

Jan said...

That's amazing and looks fantastic, I had no idea that they grew so large!

Naturegirl said...

Never did I know that the pointsettia could grow that tall! Goes to show you that here we get cuttings that are planted for our Christmas enjoyment!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas season filled with delights and a Happy New Year filled with peace love and many blessings!
I have been battling cancer this past year so I have not visited blogs as often as I would like.
love and light aNNa xo

LadyLuz said...

Glad the poinsettias have given you such pleasure. They line the streets in Portugal and the blooms look like large hankies waving in the breeze.

Wishing all of you a New Year full of light and love.