Poinsettia Day

Today is National Poinsettia Day – maybe to remind everyone to buy one for Christmas.  This year the poinsettia I bought last year has red leaves – again – the first time a Christmas plant has not only survived through the year, but actually still looks alive.  I am amazed.

If you are wondering how to replicate this phenomenon – it had nothing to do with following expected guidelines or covering the plant with a brown bag.  I just watered and ignored it.

My little plant does not have the glory of the poinsettia tower in the Mall, but it looks good and thin – and survived – something to aspire to this holiday season.


For the story of the poinsettia, try Tomie de Paola’s The Legend of the Poinsettia