Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I Wonder How This Happened?


For the first time ever I have a poinsettia that not only survived long enough to make it through the holidays but that also spent the summer outside. Yes, this is a Christmas 2012 poinsettia. And now this is happening! I would love to divulge my secrets for finally succeeding in not killing my holiday poinsettias (I actually am not a huge fan of them since they seem too needy. I prefer cyclamen and Christmas cactus.) but the only secret I can share is don't have it die.  Then at some point finally realize that now that it is April it is nice out and you might as well let it have some outside air. And lastly, when freezing temperatures threaten in December try to remember that you should probably bring it back inside since it is unbelievably still alive. In a few weeks notice the stems getting redder and then one day you too can take a photo like this!

6 comments:

Carol said...

That's exciting, though I'd need to bring mine inside much, much earlier.

Kathy said...

Yes, I think living in Davis almost counts as a requirement for success.

Layanee said...

They require a lot of attention, don't they! LOL Like watering and stuff.

Gail said...

Hmmm. I can't keep mine alive for a season!

Dee Nash said...

I can barely keep them through Christmas. Good job.

CommonWeeder said...

I have never managed to keep a poinsettia alive!