Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mosaic Monday #18 Pretty Poinsettias



Leafy poinsettias are probably the favourite traditional potted plant at Christmas to give for a hostess gift.  A tropical plant native to Mexico, the colourful leaf bracts will last up to six weeks in bright, indirect sunlight.  Water deeply once a week and be sure to avoid drafts; wrap them well for transporting home or for taking out as a gift.
Poinsettias are impressive in a mixed container as well.
Although the plant looks pretty on the hearth, be sure to move before lighting a fire.

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45 comments:

  1. Yes, the poinsettas are very pretty and can be found in many colours. Lovely photos. Have a nice week.

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  2. Hello Judith
    Your poinsettias are really pretty! Especially in the mosaic there are lovely colours.
    In Italy, I moved the poinsettias outdoors for the summer. They seemed rather happy, but were occasionally damaged by the strong wind and attacked by some kind of aphids.
    Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday!

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  3. Hello Judith, the poinsettias are pretty. I love the mosaic and the beautiful mixed container. Lovely images! Thanks for hosting, have a happy new week!

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  4. Hi Judith,
    Thank you Judith - I'm very honoured to be Blogger of the Month in Lantliv.
    I'm going out tomorrow to buy myself some Poinsettias!!
    Have a good week!
    xoxo Ingrid

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  5. Poinsettias are very pretty. One of my friends had the same one for a few years. She trims it and puts it outside in the summer and it does really well.

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  6. Beautiful mosaic and Poinsettias. I like the heart!

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  7. Your poinsettia photos are beautiful and I love the collage of them. I haven't bought one this year....yet.

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  8. When we were in Arizona, my sister bought her poinsettias and left them outside. I love your mosaic Judith and the idea to plant them with indoor container plants...something I will endeavor to do next year.

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  9. The mixed container is lovely. I adore poinsettias. I have to set mine (any houseplants or fresh florals) up high because Gracie the cat wants to chew on them. The orange leaved poinsettia is unique.
    Hugs, Beth

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  10. I love poinsettias. I went looking for "ordinary red" and couldn't find any that didn't have glitter all over them! Your lovely post makes me want to keep looking!

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  11. Your poinsettias are very pretty, Judith! They look so festive this time of the year. I had some that lived for many years in my home, after the holidays, but I had to give them away when we moved.

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  12. Your poinsettia photos are lovely, Judith. I received my first poinsettia plant of the season last night as a hostess gift. They are so much a sign of this festive season.

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  13. Beautiful poinsettias Judith. We just picked a couple from our local nursery this afternoon. They didn't have my favourites this year though ... the red that are speckled with cream. They remind me of splatter ware dishes. Oh well, today's choice are a deep burgundy, very pretty! Wendy x

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  14. I haven't bought one in a pot this year..yet. But the one in my flower bed is about 3 ft tall right now. I took photos of a larger one that is blooming this week, too. They are beautiful! Holiday hugs, Diane

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  15. Hi Judith, appreciate, always your Mosaic Monday. Love the heart mosaic with your poinsettia.
    Joy

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  16. Very pretty! I really like the mosaic you created with the heart.

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  17. These are super pretty! I love the poinsettia's but this year we opted to skip them with our 1 yr old lab just to be safe. He is a good boy but you never know! I love the links! Just wanted to say hi and visit a friend. Hugs Trisha

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  18. I can never decide whether I prefer red or white and am always sad when they die back in January.
    Thanks for being our hostess for one of my most favourite memes, have a wonderful week.

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  19. Poinsettia's always say Christmas to me the white ones are my favourite. Your pictures are lovely. Thanks for the party. Have a great week.
    Denise

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  20. I love this plant. I have one at home. It's so beautiful and perfect for Christmas. :)
    Domestic cleaning Romoford

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  21. We cannot miss Poinsettias with Christmas. You made a lovely picture with the heart in the centre.

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  22. Hello Judith,
    today I am here for the first time in your Challenge. Thanks for the link.
    I will like to look more often at you
    a beautiful Advent wishes you
    Jutta from Germany

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  23. They are really lovely plants and I enjoy the pinks and green and whites the best. Sadly we can no longer have them around the house though due to them being poisonous to the cat and dogs. Have a great week Judith~

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  24. Poinsettias are really beautiful flowers and always reminds me of Christmas. Is that one plant with yellow and red?

    Carpet cleaning Kensington

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  25. Judith, I love your container arrangement and mosaic......
    Thanks for sharing and hosting.

    Have a lovely week,
    Ruby

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  26. These are such colorful plants, Judith. Do they winter over for you..?...:)JP

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  27. Beautiful poinsettias! My favorites are the red ones but I enjoy looking at the other colors.

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  28. Hi Judith,
    Your poinsettias are just beautiful and I love them. Thanks so much for hosting the party and I now joined your blog on Google Friend Connect! I look forward to reading more of your blog posts and your Mosaic Mondays. Enjoy your day and week.
    Julie

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  29. Such an elegant plant and they come in so many delightful colors. Yours are gorgeous and I really like the birch bark planter.

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  30. I love Poinsettias but I have never been able to keep one beyond Christmas. Have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting.

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  31. Poinsettias are lovely for Christmas.
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    Thanks for hosting,
    Carolyn

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  32. Hi Judith, I love poinsettias but with our woodstove heat, I just don't do well with them. They are just so beautiful for Christmas.

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  33. I really like your poinsettia mosaic, very pretty indeed in every way!! xx

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  34. Your flower arrangement is very pretty!!
    Sherry

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  35. Hello Judith,
    Your poinsettia is lovely. I always love them, and used to have one year round in California. It was huge! lol!
    I am wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of family and friends!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  36. I wonder how it came about that a native of Mexico is among the favorite plants to display during the Christmas season.

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  37. Love the poinsettia mosaic, very pretty!

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  38. Beautiful poinsettia! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  39. Here I am at the bottom of the list, Judith. Just slow to get around to reading my blogs. It is just after 6 AM and the house is quiet. Seeing your beautiful poinsettias reminded me that I have not yet bought mine. Your mosaics show them off perfectly. I do love their brilliant red and nothing says Merry Christmas quite as well as a gorgeous poinsettia.

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  40. Lovely photos of Poinsettias. Just so pretty and varied in shades. We have Amaryllis here in the office for the holiday and they also make me smile.

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  41. I love poinsettias! I don't have one yet this Christmas season, but if I do get one, it will be the traditional red. Love it!

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  42. Hi Judith,
    Oh my, your poinsettia pics are gorgeous today! Love the red with white/cream ones and the heart in the middle is so creative. I wish I knew how to do this. I always search for a pinkish poinsetttia to blend with my decor and they certainly can be hard to find. Enjoy the season! Karen

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  43. Beautiful poinsettia! They just make Christmas decorating so festive! Also thanks for your last post on 2015 plants for the garden. Interesting!
    Nancy

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  44. What a lovely variety of poinsettia colors! I love poinsettias and wish they'd grow all year long. (Preferably outdoors. In the garden. I can dream!)

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