Under the magnifying glass: 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!!)


Poinsettia in May

Poinsettia in June

Poinsettia in July

Magnifying glass with white stick figure and brown magnifying glass handle


Poinsettia with flash

Poinsettia without flash

Poinsettia in early September


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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