12/19/2005

Blue Poinsettia



Does this just seem wrong to anyone? What would posses anyone to paint their poinsettias, especially blue with glitter?

I'm not against some sparkle on Christmas, but this is taking it too far. It just gives me the the creeps.

Well I might be over-reacting since I've been a little adverse to poinsettias ever since I worked the pre-Christmas season at a greenhouse in 2001. I spent nearly everyday staking and moving poinsettias.

The old natural red ones are just starting to look attractive to me again.

To each his own. Enjoy your holiday season, with blue pointsettias, blue dredels, blue gods (Krishnu), or protest the whole "Happy Holidays" idea and sit at home feeling blue.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

My brother lives in Hawaii, and before it was removed due to remodelling, his outdoor poinsettia was the size of a large shrub or small tree. I'm not that fond of poinsettias myself, but seeing a photo of it as nature intended (well, at least closer to what nature intended) made me appreciate it more as a plant, and also feel sorry for the horticulturally manipulated specimens sold all over the States this time of year.