Under the magnifying glass: Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Tender love and careConfession: I’ve always been a good speller. I started this message on June 22nd and “spell check” told me I misspelled the name of the flower I was writing about. Really?? So I went to the Internet to get information. Okay, I didn’t spell it correctly but I must be doing something right. The plant remained attractive from December through May. Seemingly overnight, I saw the new growth. ~~ When I added a picture on July 22nd, I questioned (myself) about earlier (earlier) pictures. I did a thorough search December through June and, strangely, no picture of the plant when I received it as a gift. (I take so many pictures of my plants; how did I skip this one? Especially while sitting at my computer, I see it dozens of times a day!!)

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Poinsettia in May

Poinsettia in June

Poinsettia in July

Magnifying glass with white stick figure and brown magnifying glass handle

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Poinsettia with flash

Poinsettia without flash

Poinsettia in early September

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PontsettaFor two months, the Poinsettia has been hidden away “in the basement”–in total darkness. I hoped the leaves would turn red. The plant is healthy but absent of Christmas color. Rereading the instructions re: plant care, crossing-my-fingersI’m encouraged. With the plant indoors, getting daylight, the leaves may change?!

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