Poinsettias Growing into Trees – Wordless Wednesday

I have to explain a TINY bit. The following photos were taking while on vacation in The Philippines last February. I loved seeing poinsettias growing outside in a garden. My mom has always loved the flowers and to see them not in a pot wrapped with foil was somehow thrilling. Seemed a good thing to share now with the holidays upon us.

closeup poinsettia in The Philippines

poinsettia plants in a garden

Have you seen poinsettias in “the wild?” Other plants we usually see grown for enjoyment inside?

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I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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5 Responses to Poinsettias Growing into Trees – Wordless Wednesday

  1. Lisa @ljenator December 8, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    VERY Pretty!!! I want to get some Poinsettias.. I asked someone at Lowe’s the other day if you can keep them outside.. she said no! haha!

  2. Becca December 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Very pretty! I have a poinsettia that I kept alive from last year, I am very proud of myself for doing so since I have some trouble with my houseplants…okay, plants in general. But it isn’t blooming. It is just the green leaves. I’m not sure how to get it to put out the red petals…?

    Lovely garden poinsettias.

    • Rob December 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm #

      Try placing it someplace dark for a few days. I know poinsettias take a certain number of dark hours in a day where they can have NO light not even artificial.

      Hope this helps I’m far from a poinsettia expert!

      • Janice December 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

        I heard the darkness makes a difference too. But I’m interested in how the poinsettias outdoors don’t enter dormancy.

    • Janice December 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

      Like Rob said, I hear that poinsettias regenerate energy with a period of darkness. Hope that helps!

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